C oaching for Conservation® was launched 10 years ago as a project of the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust. Coaching for Conservation® in partnership with Investec Rhino Lifeline is delighted to announce a continued partnership with the Community Engagement program of St Andrews College and DSG.
The SAC/DSG volunteers play a vital role in the programme, setting examples and being role models for our Grade 5 participants.
C4C coaches mentor children through a process of:
- Respect for themselves (to be fit and healthy and to choose to have a future),
- Respect for each other (to care about their family, friends, teammates and pets) and
- Respect the environment around them (to care about and be involved in designing the world they will grow up in)
C4C uses two mechanisms for teaching: one is to harness the power of sport and all the inherent value that sport provides in terms of health, fitness, teamwork and pride; and the second is to bring the animals we are trying to protect, onto the sports field, as the coaches and mentors to learn from.