CCF UK have secured the support of Anglo American through the company’s employee volunteering programme, Ambassadors for Good (AfG). AfG gives Anglo American employees the chance to use their skills to help their communities, backed by funding from the Anglo American Group Foundation.
Working with CCF, the AfG project team will mentor our emerging conservation leaders, including Education and Research Manager – Annettjie Siyaya. Project funding will support the development of a virtual classroom, through which CCF will engage at least 20 schools and provide vital ecology and conservation education to 500 students from now until the end of 2020.
David Jollie, who will lead the Anglo American project team says of the partnership “My colleague Aimie and I are delighted to be supporting CCF through driving a grant application for funding from Anglo American and working with Annetjie and the CCF Education Team in Namibia to deliver conservation education to local students, encouraging young people to start thinking more about the importance of conservation and their local natural environment.”
Of the partnership and project, Annetjie says “Having been exposed to conservation at a young age myself, young people today need opportunities and experiences that will expose them conservation. This partnership will help us provide the platform for young people to really engage in conservation issues, and mentor the next generation of conservationists.”
Faith Griffiths, Head of Fundraising for CCF UK also adds “This project is so important to CCF and the funding and support provided by Anglo American will have a huge and positive impact on CCF as well as young people throughout Namibia. We could not be more grateful to Anglo American and to David and Aimie for their support”.
Here you can find out more about CCF’s Education programme and Annetjie’s journey from a participant in CCF’s education programme to organisation lead for Education and Research. Or visit Communities | Anglo American to find out more about how Anglo American are supporting sustainable change for their communities.