Conservation & Literacy Programs


Project description

Sanctuary Swala has been making an important contribution to the education of children in local communities for several years, with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of environmental conservation. Farmers in communities bordering national parks are in fact heavily affected by the wildlife that raids their fields and kills their livestock. It is therefore important that the new generations know the importance of preserving African megafauna such as elephants and lions, so that they learn to live with it and respect it. In addition to contributing to the construction of two elementary schools in this area (Gijedabung and Mwikantsi) and providing them with drinking water and solar energy, Sanctuary Swala supports several projects to improve student conditions and the quality of teaching. It provides accommodation for teachers, textbooks and feeding programs that include lunch at school. In 2016, a major literacy program was launched in these schools in collaboration with Worldreader. The program uses digital readers to access books in English and in native language in order to improve reading comprehension and inspire a passion for learning. Guests of Sanctuary Swala have the opportunity to visit schools led by students happy to provide information about the educational context and eager to practice their English.

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda

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Africa / Tanzania / Tarangire National Park

Sanctuary Swala, formerly Swala Camp, is nestled in a beautiful acacia forest at the edge of the savanna in the southwest corner of the Tarangire National Park, one of the most exciting parks in the country. In the heart of Maasai country Sanctua...

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