While we understand that conservation and community initiatives go hand-in-hand, we have divided this vital work between two focused charitable trusts. The Sabi Sand Nature Conservation Trust focuses on tackling environmental challenges, while the Sabi Sand Pfunanani Trust concentrates on community development projects in the 12 communities surrounding the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve.
Both Trusts are dedicated to making tangible differences to the long-term viability of the Sabi Sand ecosystem, and to the lives of the many people whose fortunes are inextricably linked with the survival of the Nature Reserve.
The work carried out by both Trusts is vital to achieving the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve vision, and we actively encourage people who have a passion for nature conservation and community development to get involved.
By donating financially, you’ll be making a direct contribution to grassroots projects that have been proven to work. With minimum overheads, almost every cent goes towards our local initiatives. It’s hard to think of an investment that will pay greater dividends.
You can also get involved as a volunteer by giving your time, and sharing your skills. Within our neighbouring communities, there is a real thirst for practical knowledge and a genuine desire to improve their own circumstances, rather than relying on handouts.
Mentorship is an incredibly rewarding way to give back: watching mentees grow in confidence and optimism as they learn skills that they in turn can pass on to others.
Each successful project inspires new initiatives, and each donation enables us to engage with more of our neighbours and create an ever-greater sense of shared purpose. Working together on the ground and with our friends and supporters around the world, there is no challenge that we cannot overcome.
The Sabi Sand Nature Conservation Trust and the Sabi Sand Pfunanani Trust both have a long track record of success. With your help, we can write many new chapters in these inspiring stories.