AFRICAT UK UPDATES
Due to current circumstances AfriCat UK funding is concentrating on The Onguta School Appeal (Namibian Lion Trust) and The Pangolin Research Project. (AfriCat Foundation)
Onguta School Appeal
A very big ‘thank you’ to all who have so far helped AfriCat to fund the new permanent classrooms which have replaced the worn army tents that were Onguta school. The community, teachers and children are thrilled with their new school. They are keen to express their thanks to all who helped make it a reality.
Phase 1 - The classrooms (all paid)
Phase 2 - Ablutions, kitchen, storeroom, library, computer room and a communal meeting space.
For more information and photos about our Onguta School Appeal and how to donate please visit: https://onguta.africat.co.uk
World Lion Day 2020
For Lions For Life For Our Future - support the work of the Namibian Lion Trust on World Lion Day 10 August
To celebrate World Lion Day why not watch the For lions, For Life, For Our Future video which helps to explain the predicament lions and farmers find themselves in when living in close proximity to each other. There are solutions out there and many organisations are working hard to help - yet lion numbers are only increasing in two countries in Africa - we need to improve on this figure.
A donation to the Namibian Lion Trust, formerly AfriCat North, will make a huge difference to the community, the lions, and the school we have helped to build with funds given by you.
By Donating on World Lion Day 10th August the funds will be kindly ‘matched’ by Remembering Lions (up to $7500) and by using the virginmoneygiving and PayPal Giving the addition of ‘gift aid’ means your kind donation will go more than twice as far!
AfriCat UK representatives will be visiting Blair Drummond Safari Park, in Scotland, on the weekend of the 8/9 August to promote the Namibian Lion Trust for World Lion Day. Come and visit our stand in the park close to the lion enclosure.
Wayne Hanssen explains what's next ... post the 'Covid Chronicles' ..?
The Covid Chronicles is a 'real-life Conservation Travel series', documenting the current real time behind-the-scenes life of active conservation in Namibia, putting CONSERVATION FIRST. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzp3R-agHVYDT-53OX0O7_k7hFe0tyXwZ
We are so, so grateful to ALL who sponsored this series and for choosing OKONJIMA NATURE RESERVE www.okonjima.com & AfriCat www.africat.org - as one of the conservation projects, highlighted, during this journey @Ultimate Safaris Namibia and @Travel Channel Namibia is taking during the COVID CHAOS = reminding the world out there that NAMIBIA is still here and that many projects and NGO'S are doing good work - but need help and awareness, because the Namibian borders have not opened yet.
So what's next for AfriCat and Okonjima . . . post the Covid Chronicles series as the crew has left and have headed north in search of more great conservation projects, trying to survive during these tough times . . Wayne Hanssen explains . . .