It was 40°C in the shade as the PF team drove into Phalaborwa this month, visiting schools bordering the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Perfect weather to appreciate the absolute need for air conditioning fans and celing cladding to deflect heat coming from the tin roofs on classrooms.
The heat’s so oppressive, concentration on studies is impossible.
So far, PF have funded refurbishments of classrooms in 5 of the schools that are associated with Bush Babies Environmental Education.
These rooms are dedicated to teaching children a range of conservation subjects, from biodiversity and eco systems, to ecological management and anti-poaching solutions.
Although Environmental Studies are on the national curriculum, too many rural schools are resource poor and lack the infrastructure to implement them.
In supporting Bush Babies by providing better learning environments, PF is helping children gain the knowledge they’ll need, to sustain their country’s precious biodiversity.