Monday, 29 December 2014

Camp Chobe: "Keep Ngoma Clean" | Кемп Чобе

When Camp Chobe started 3 years ago it was a joint venture where Camp Chobe would support the local village people and conservancy and this included starting a school fund.
Every client who stays at Camp Chobe contributes to this fund, as we contribute N$5.00 per person per night to the school fund. The fund has grown the past two years since Camp Chobe opened to about N$ 30 000. We not just want to provide them with pen and paper but also other projects.
The first project was a "Keep Ngoma Clean" and took place on the 3rd December 2014.Together with the conservancy we approached the Ngoma primary school that has 360 children from Gr1-7 to arrange for this clean up day. Before we started we had a session on how and why it is important to keep our environment clean. Afterwards each child was handed a t-shirt and a black bag. The objective was to pick all rubbish from the border post where you enter Namibia and the entire Ngoma area. The day was a huge success and incentivised the Ngoma soccer team and ladies from the Red Cross to voluntary join the effort. At the end they collected more than 400 bags of rubbish. It made such a huge impact in the community that they want to get more schools involved and do another clean up in a bigger area next year June.
It was amazing to see the enthusiasm and the eagerness with which the children cleaned up and their willingness to learn about keeping their environment clean. I believe that with children we can change the world, since they have to learn to conserve it for their own future.

Camp Chobe - Keep Ngoma Clean

Camp Chobe - Keep Ngoma Clean