EVENT DATE: Aug 26, 2013
My name is Jaclyn Turville and I am a 20-year old from Canada, and I am raising money to volunteer at the N/a'an ku sê Foundation in Namibia. While there, I will be aiding in both the wildlife conservation program as well as in the Foundation's preschool program. I am passionate about working with children and animals because they do not have a voice and need someone to help meet their needs. I am NOT Dr. Doolittle, and cannot speak cheetah, but I do plan on helping as much as I can.
Your generous support will be used to offset the fees charged by the foundation and expenses involved with this volunteer opportunity.
<!-- Header: [end] --><!-- Image block: [begin] -->About the N/a'an ku sê Foundation<!-- Text: [begin] -->
This foundation aims to improve the lives of the marginalised San Bushman community. They now run several award-winning projects including:<!-- Image block: [begin] --><!-- Text: [begin] -->
Supporting African Wildlife
The foudation provides a safe home for orphaned and injured animals who sadly cannot be released back into the wild and also supports the Carnivore Conservation Research Project, which researches and protects threatened wild cheetahs, leopards and brown hyena.
Supporting the marginalised San Community
The Clever Cubs School provides free education for San Bushman children and the Lifetime Clinic, which provides free healthcare to the San Bushman community in Epukiro.<!-- Text: [end] --><!-- Image block: [end] -->The foundation's philosophy is "Conservation through Innovation" and they strive to create sustainable and long-term solutions. Their vision is to play a pro-active role in nature conservation. "We cannot undo what has been done... but we can shape our future." http://www.naankuse.com/home/learn-about-naan-ku-se.html