Education, a key to sustainable development
As an indispensable pillar of economic development, education plays an integral role in this project. The Peace Parks Foundation manages two training establishments for park rangers and professionals: the Southern African Wildlife College and the South African College for Tourism.
Each year, 90 women from disadvantaged backgrounds take classes in ecotourism. With a degree in hand from a well-known college, they find jobs in the growing tourism sector, especially in Southern Africa. The colleges thus build firm foundations for economic opportunities based on educational and participatory tools.
The Foundations’ commitment to education and peace
The Peace Parks project combines several of the Foundations’ important objectives: education, encouraging the involvement of local communities, and sustainable development. With this partnership, the Foundations demonstrate their desire to be active participants in the development of these protected areas and the implementation of training programs, notably in South Africa and Mozambique.
> Peace Parks Foundation: www.peaceparks.org