Supporting local charities.
Vumbua Africa, a specialist travel company that focuses on Africa, goes above and beyond in supporting local charities. The company is passionate about making a positive impact in the communities they visit, and they do so by supporting a range of charitable organizations.
Through their partnerships with these charities, Vumbua Africa is not only providing unforgettable travel experiences but also contributing to the betterment of African communities and the conservation of the continent’s unique wildlife.
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Goals and Objectives
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Diani Children’s Village
Diani Children’s Village is a project which was started in 1994 in Diani Beach Kenya. Children who are abandoned – for example, a newborn wrapped in a towel and left on the streets – come to our Home via the Children’s Department. Especially for the small children, we often see that they struggle with medical issues. These issues arise because of the conditions in which the children were abandoned and/or the medical conditions of the mother (i.e., HIV and TB). It is our aim to help the children during these very crucial first months/years to gain strength and good health.
The number of children in the Home whose families or relatives are untraceable has grown tremendously over the past years. Luckily, we can now participate in adoptions and foster care by local Kenyan families.
During 2021, we have successfully been able to find adoptive parents for some of the young children between the age of 3 and 7 years old. It is wonderful to see how the children thrive in their new families. This encourages us to continue working towards making this possible. In addition, we have been able to find foster families for some of the older children, a great experience for them to get to know about normal family life.
To make it all happen, a lot of work has to be done with regard to background checks, travelling, training sessions, counselling sessions, and of course the actual care of the children like medical care and education. The DCV team has been amazing! Even through covid and lockdown they were always present and carrying out their duties with passion and dedication.
However, we can’t keep continuing this beautiful work without your help! Therefore, we humbly request you to consider donating to the Home through the Global Giving platform (Giving Tuesday) on the 30th of November. The more people donate, the better chance the Project has of receiving an additional donation from a pool of funds made available by Global Giving. Please find a brief explanation of Giving Tuesday attached.
South Luangwa Responsible Community Project
South Luangwa Responsible Community Project is a Zambian registered Non-Profit Organisation with the sole aim of promoting responsible wildlife and natural resource conservation for economic benefit with strong community participation.
Activities, but not limited to:
This project will provide technical support for gardening-agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries through harnessing local technical and human resources to promote responsible livelihood alternatives.
Skills Development in Agriculture and Livestock Rearing
a) Empower local communities with skills and value addition to agriculture (vegetables, maize, rice, sunflower, soya beans and ground nuts farming) and livestock raring (goats, pigs, sheep, fish, chickens)
b) Support communities with skills to develop garbage management enterprises
c) Support agro-based, poultry, fish and livestock production.
Advocacy and Community Engagement
a) Undertake community awareness campaigns against snares, deforestation, illegal and unsustainable fishing and charcoal manufacturing.
b) Educate children through school tours and quizzes on nature and wildlife conservation
c) Help preserve local culture and heritage through the preservation and protection of natural resources.
d) Empower local communities with skills and knowledge to sustainably add value to available and legally acquired natural and wildlife resources.
e) Provide a platform for partners to interact and offer direct support to the local communities.
a) Promote resilient climate gardening, farming, and livelihoods.
b) Undertake habitat restoration activities and promote the indigenous knowledge system of conservation.
Increased Participation of Communities in Local Tourism
a) Promote community-led safari guiding.
b) Promote linkages with the market, such as lodges and chain stores.
c) Promote domestic tourism through community participation.
d) Promote gender equality and youth empowerment
a) Reduced conflict between communities and wildlife
b) Improved food security and income in the communities
c) Reduced poaching through alternative livelihoods
d) Reduced deforestation aimed to produce charcoal through improved livelihood
e) Reduced the unsustainable harvesting of fish through education awareness and fish farming
a) Communities won’t spend most of their nights projecting their crops from wild animals.
b) The communities will have an increased crop yield, which in turn ensures improved food security.
c) Local economy will be boosted by selling cash crops, chickens and pork, hence the affordability of buying household essential commodities
d) Community livelihood options will be increased
e) Reduced chance of wild animals being killed since they won’t be going out of the game park in search of food.
f) The population of the animals both in South Luangwa national park and GMAs will increase.
g) More local and international tourists will be attracted to come and see the animals
Project Goals and Results
The Project aims to deploy well-targeted local community interventions that build capacity and deliver benefits to the poverty-stricken rural communities residing in Game Management Areas (GMAs) with wild animals. This Project will target the ordinary people who bear the cost of living with wild animals and get minimal benefits from wildlife conservation efforts.
The justification for continued tolerance of nature across the local communities will deliver direct, tangible, and sustainable benefits to those most affected by wildlife conservation in the landscape.
The beneficiaries of this project form the best target due to their historical and cultural connection with wildlife and their proximity to the tourism hub of Mfuwe and South Luangwa National Park.
To realise this aim, the Project will undertake the following specific objectives:
a) Build capacities of communities living in GMAs to undertake gainful, sustainable and compatible income-generating activities.
b) Promote nature conservation and provide a blueprint for community-led sustainable initiatives in and across GMAs.
c) Mentor and broader network development of the private sector, conservation partners, develop cooperation with civil society organizations.
Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust
For the Love of Chimps!
Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 52 orphaned and rescued chimpanzees. Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust), an NGO, is responsible for all aspects of the sanctuary.
Deeply committed to and involved in both field conservation and community education, we work closely with the Ugandan government and wildlife authorities.