An environmental organisation has visited Vision Afrika to encourage its learners to think about the conservation activities they can undertake in their everyday lives.
The Wildlands Conservation Trust, which is based in KwaZulu Natal, provided 68 Grade 8 and 9 students with a presentation about its work on cleaning and clearing the rivers around Stellenbosch of alien species. The non-governmental organisation has also been active in replanting indigenous trees in deforested areas across the region.
The aim of its Vision AfriKa visit in mid-May was not only to give the learners insight into what the charity does, but also to show them how they could help too by planting trees near their homes. As a result, each learner was offered seeds and, depending on the number of trees that they planted and which grew, they will receive grocery shopping vouchers for the Shoprite supermarket in December.