The Sefapane Foundation and Development Trust

Ecokidz is part of Sefapane lodge and Safaris’ commitment to corporate social responsibility, run through the Sefapane Foundation and Development Trust.

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Our Vision

We want to transform the conservation landscape by equipping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with passion, knowledge and skills they need to become the conservation leaders of the future.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to take 1500 kids into Kruger through Ecokidz in 2019, and to continue with weekly environmental education at ten local underprivileged primary schools, equipping over 2500 kids to become conservation leaders of the future.

Each year, we take kids from communities close to Kruger National Park on day and weekend excursions to experience conservation first hand.  We also provide nature conservation education at their schools.  This is part of  Sefapane lodge and Safaris’ commitment to corporate social responsibility, run through the Sefapane Foundation and Development Trust.

Meet the Team

We rely on people who are as passionate about children, conservation and tourism as we are!

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Joris Bertens

Founder & MD

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Nyeleti Ngobeni

Environmental Monitor

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Elias Shai

Head Guide

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Edith Baloyi

Environmental Monitor

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Nokubonga Thule

Environmental Monitor

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Marjolein van Dieren

Advisor

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Vulani Mabunda

Ecokidz Coordinator

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