Our scholarship program has been running since 2009. In that time, we've made it possible for more than 900 children across five African countries to go to school.
The children we support are the kids of wildlife conservation workers. Their parents make a very modest salary and because they live in countries where education is not free, they often can't afford the school fees, uniforms, books and sometimes even boarding costs.
This means that children are growing up without opportunities.
Our scholarship program allows them to attend the best school in their area and there are eleven criteria that help us calculate the amount they receive. Kids can earn bonuses for consistently great grades and taking part in extra-curricular conservation activities.
We work directly with the sanctuaries or local authorities to distribute the funds directly to the schools.
We currently support the children of workers at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Kenya), Limbe Wildlife Center (Cameroon), Ape Action Africa (Cameroon), Chimp Eden (South Africa) and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Uganda).