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Umzi Wethu - Wilderness, Training and Jobs for AIDS Orphans
 

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Pinky Khondlo spoke during the Thursday (12 November) WILD9 plenary session on Wilderness and People - Social Issues, Conservation Solutions.

Pinky Khondlo spoke during the Thursday (12 November) WILD9 plenary session on Wilderness and People - Social Issues, Conservation Solutions.

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    Umzi Wethu - Wilderness, Training and Jobs for AIDS Orphans Umzi Wethu - Wilderness, Training and Jobs for AIDS Orphans Presentation Transcript

    • The goal of Umzi Wethu is to fulfil the employability potential of resilient, motivated youth displaced by HIV/AIDS and poverty by using the power of the wilderness, promoting personal wellness in a nurturing home context, providing credible training, and securing sustainable job placements in hospitality and eco-tourism establishments – while extending the program’s social outreach to others.
    • Conservation based intervention program
      Highly adaptable blue print model
      PilotHospitality Academy launched in Port Elizabeth (2006)
      Game ranging Academy launched in Somerset East (2008)
      5 intakes carried through / graduated
      2 intakes in the program currently
      Background
    • Key Components
      RESIDENCE
      Nurturing home environment
      Meet basic needs of students
      Enhance personal wellness
      Positive role models
    • Key Components
      WILDERNESS TRAILS
      Personal growth and leadership
      Overcome fears and challenges
      Teach conservation principles
      Share conservation ethos
    • Key Components
      ACCREDITED TRAINING
      Integrated practical work
      Broad exposure to work field
      Shadow work experience
      Opportunity for advancement
      Job placement on graduation
    • Game Ranger Academy
      • Based in rural town, at the foot of Boschberg Mountain Reserve
      • Historical building renovated with aid from the Eastern Cape government – with capacity to accommodate about 60 students at once.
      • On site management team, oversight by Port Elizabeth office
      • Students selected from communities bordering game reserves
      • Graduates placed in ecotourism establishments close to their home towns
    • Integration
      Umzi Wethu builds on success of WF social programs Pride and Imbewu
      Introduce learners to the power and beauty of nature
      Students use the platform to transfer life skills
      Uptake very high, and very dynamic approach
    • Model Replication
      In Association with
      Active steps taken towards replicating the model
      Highly adaptable model , Replicable in any sector but feasibility study a must
      Partners replicate “in association with Wilderness Foundation”
      Current feasibility studies towards replication and completed one in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan towards determining viability of the model in horticulture industry
    • Successes to date
      More than 85% job placements between the two Academies
      10% of graduates accelerated to middle management positions
      Very low absconding rate
      Model currently being fine tuned for replication
      One graduate from each intake awarded a scholarship for further career development
      New Catering Unit to generate jobs and for further training of graduates