The Wild4Kidz Project
Our Wild4Kidz Program is an environmental education programme with the aim to uplift the calibre of children leaving foundation phases for high school and high school leavers by investing in young minds. While we recognise that we cannot change the world in one day, we do inevitably influence lives daily, so we choose to make that influence a positive one.
Wild4Kidz’s learning outcomes are centred around personal development and the environment; how human behaviour impacts on the environment, and what can be done to transform the impact in a positive and sustainable way. Part of our mission is to leave a positive legacy at each school, leaving the school in a better state than when we initially engaged with it.
Our goal is to identify students with an aptitude for nature and bring them through the conservation fraternity by teaching them the necessary skills they will need for example:
Inspire kids to be well informed, responsible and conscious individuals, who “think global and act local”, and look for solutions in everyday situations to create self-sustainability.Education
The school started in 1985, with 3 educators and 313 kids. Since opening, it has grown and currently accommodates 936 kids with 35 teachers including GradeR.
Most of the kids are from challenged family conditions from the surrounding community i.e
- Child headed families
- Grandparents are the bread winners
- Parents are unemployed
In response to these challenges, Bareto School started the permaculture programme to provide ongoing access to nutritious food because children who are hungry cannot concentrate or perform to their potential.
The gardens comprise fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers are based on environmentally friendly organic principles and contributes towards the supply of quality food as well as improving the kids knowledge of the environment.
Bareto School is making a difference in the community which is key to the future of these children.
We work with the Children’s Eco-training syllabus (CET) Basic Computer Classes to transfer skills and knowledge to help create future opportunities for them and the communities within which they reside.
Personal development and Healthy Living
We teach them basic Life skills for their personal development and assist with the implementation of Permaculture gardens to facilitate self sustainability
We realise that working together produces better results than singular efforts. Our partners are great at what they do, and with our combined efforts we hope will only produce better outcomes. Our current partners are:
- Southern Cross Schools – we collaborate for reach across community programmes.
- San Parks – people and Parks, Kidz in parks, Free access into Kruger and use of their human resources.
- Klaserie Children’s Eco-training – use of their Syllabus in our schools
- Netherlands Schools – volunteer exchange program
As we are an NGO, we require funding, donations or volunteers of any kind to help us achieve our vision and transformation. If you can assist with any of the following we would be most grateful:
- Building of 20 schools
- Educational Bursaries
- Classroom renovations
- Any items such as books, stationery, arts and craft materials, sports equipment
- Feeding schemes
- Permaculture gardens
- Volunteers to assist with learning, development and life skills
If you can assist with any of the above we would be most grateful, click here to get in touch