VESA Volunteer-Africa Unearthed 2020

A project by: Julie Orr



from 17 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 31 Jan 2020
Africa Unearthed 2020 fundraiser

Wildlife Conservation, Community Infrastructure and Village Education Project

I am raising £1500 to fund my volunteer trip to South Africa in 2020 with VESA volunteer. During my time away in St. Lucia and the neighbouring village of Khula I will be helping to carry out a variety of activities in construction, conservation and education.

Construction- We will be helping refurbish classrooms as well as aid in construction of homes for local families deemed in dire need of assistance.

 Previous volunteers have completed construction on;

• 1 new four-room crèche constructed for 60 children.

• 15-room boarding house constructed for 48 children.

• 32 x 3 or 4 room houses built in Khula village for local families.

• 2 new classrooms, toilet blocks, a library and jungle gym for the local primary school.


• We will be working with children and communities teaching English, preparing lunches and helping out in any way we can


During our time here we will be working with the KZN-Ezemvelo Wildlife Authority in two wildlife conservation projects:

• The Saint Lucia Crocodile Center, with Nile Crocodiles, Dwarf Crocodiles, Slender-Snout Crocodiles and American Alligators.

• The Emdoneni Cheetah Project, with Cheetahs, Caracals, Servals and African Wildcats.

Where will the money go?

  • Most of the money raised will go directly to VESA for the materials that will be used during the project as       mentioned above
  • Some will contribute towards my flights and accommodation so I can take part in this project

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