rural Youth Community Development
With your generous donation, you can help us make dreams of employment in the tourism, guiding, and guide training industries become a reality for Black youths in underdeveloped communities. By supporting our program, you will be making a huge difference in the lives of these young people, giving them the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and reach their full potential. Thank you for your kind consideration!
You can help lots of youths
by donating little
We’re so glad you’re interested in helping us with our project. We have various ways for you to get involved, and your kind support will have a tremendous impact on the lives of underprivileged black youth in rural South Africa. Our courses are provided free of charge, and your donations go a long way towards keeping the project alive and well. With your help, we can truly empower the youth of South Africa and create a brighter future for them. Thank you for your generosity – every little bit counts and is appreciated!
Because We Can
How your donation
Wildlife Wizards Africa is on a mission to transform the ethnic face of the nature guide training and assessment industry – to give more opportunities to Black youths to become part of this exciting industry.
Our FGASA endorsed, long-term development and mentorship programs offer free access to top-class instruction and training to many selected Black youths. With the right training and guidance, we’ll be able to fast-track this transformation and create more opportunities for young people who are passionate about nature and the outdoors.
We believe everyone should have the chance to follow their dreams, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity.
Our selectees will gain a wide range of useful qualifications, knowledge and soft skills in this process – all useful for life. Our friendly team will provide them with the support, guidance and resources they need to reach their goals.
Qualifications, knowledge and skills
FGASA endorsed Qualifications
With our various qualifications, our selectees can become an expert in animal tracks, signs, and animal trailing. Our courses feature both theoretical and practical field training, so they can gain a full understanding of the topic.
ETDP SETA accredited qualifications
Facilitator, Trainer and Assessor qualifications
Guiding related soft skills
We offer a range of courses that can help our selectees develop and grow. From first aid training and snake catch and release, to drivers license and 4×4 off road drivers training, wildlife photography and food and wine pairing, international tourist management and hosting skills, professional presentation skills and English language development, we have the perfect soft skill training available in South Africa.
Our selectees will learn about the customs and traditions of the African tribes, the nature conservation awareness, management skills and much more.
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The story behind our Development Centers
Our two development centers are located within the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere reserve and fall within the Greater Kruger National Park area of South Africa. These centers are where our selected learners gather to acquire all the valuable theoretical knowledge and skill needed to attain various qualifications and soft skills. Both our centers are still in need of much needed renovations and equipment. Your donation will go a long way to help create a study friendly environment that will maximize learning.
Field Guide Association of Southern Africa
FGASA recognizes that there is a dire need to train and develop more rural youths to become nature guide trainers and assessors. FGASA has partnered with us and supports our cause to exclusively develop large numbers of rural black youths. Their partnership and endorsement of our training, makes Wildlife Wizards Africa the first and only charitable NPO within the FGASA fraternity.
FGASA sets the standard and level of professionalism in the guiding industry.
Volunteer and Mentorship programs
Do you desire to be more directly and personally involved?
The volunteer opportunity with us is one of the best ones that you can get your hands on. Get in touch with us today to apply for one of our limited and very exclusive volunteer positions.
Volunteer for Conservation Projects
Consider volunteering to join our conservation and wildlife management projects called Save Manyeleti Game Reserve, and contribute towards our development efforts. Manyeleti Game Reserve is our community game reserve, situated in the Greater Kruger National Park, and home to iconic African animals such as lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, African elephants, Cape buffalo, and many more.
Unfortunately, Manyeleti Game Reserve is facing a funding crisis, making it difficult to conserve its fauna and flora and build and maintain basic infrastructure and roads. As a result, Manyeleti receives few visitors due to the lack of basic amenities like road signs, picnic spots, toilets, water, and bird hides.
By participating in our conservation project, you can help save Manyeleti and also uplift our selected rural youth. You will have the opportunity to work among the most iconic African safari animals like African elephants, lions, giraffe, plains zebra, and many others. Additionally, you will get to meet our selected youths, observe their progress, and see firsthand the positive impact of your involvement on their lives.
We create opportunities
Our vision and dream to uplift the rural youths is the fuel that inspires and drives the fire in the hearts of us WWA’s board members. Our board members desire to one day leave behind a legendary legacy that will empower rural youths for generations to come.