Education

The Cheetah Outreach Trust’s education programme is a community-based, curriculum-linked series of interactive presentations offered in-house at the Cheetah Outreach facility. These presentations provide South African children from all backgrounds with the opportunity to learn about and to be inspired by their natural wildlife heritage.  The school programme has evolved to serve learners from the Foundation and Intermediate phases. It supplies curriculum-linked resources which address the subjects of Language, Natural Science and Life Skills. These resources are available in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. The learning resources enable learning outcomes to be addressed through interesting and applied examples based on cheetahs and other African wildlife.

The learning experience provided to schools by the Cheetah Outreach Trust at the Cheetah Outreach facility includes audio-visual presentations. The presentations are offered in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. Our Bus2Us programme provides transport to and from Cheetah Outreach for underprivileged learners.

Education also takes place in the farming areas with field officers attending and giving talks at farmers meetings as well as community meetings in the cheetah range. Informal education takes place during visits to individual farmers related to predation management and cheetah and other predator conservation issues. The Cheetah Outreach Trust has an extensive farmer training manual that is provided to farmers prior to the placement of livestock guardian dogs. This ensures an understanding from the farmer about the livestock guardian dogs and what he can expect with the placement.