Babanango Game Reserve has partnered with surrounding communities to create and sustain economic opportunities and ensure social development. We focus on true sustainability, and more than just conserving the environment, Babanango is a ground-breaking conservation project that will benefit local communities and protect precious wildlife for future generations to enjoy.
Wild Shots Outreach engages young people from disadvantaged communities in wildlife conservation through the lens of photography. The programme teaches new skills, and helps inspire the conservationists of tomorrow through photography and wildlife education.
As well as nurturing an appreciation of wildlife, and developing life skills in course participants, Wild Shots Outreach aims to promote artistic skills and deepen knowledge and understanding of the environment, conservation and wildlife tourism.
Each course consists of five workshop sessions culminating in a game drive in a game reserve. We prioritise high school students aged 15 to 17 and the young unemployed. We work with groups of eight students at a time, and use donated DLSR cameras. The course is run over a few days in the school or centre, or over a weekend in a game reserve. Each workshop is followed by a discussion session for the students to review their work, and the course concludes with a presentation session and student feedback. Students are presented with certificates and prints of their photographs. Each school or group receives a camera so that the students can continue to use their new skills.
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