Becoming involved; Taking action!
Without the involvement and commitment of the local community, all efforts at wildlife preservation will ultimately fail.
Jabulani Safaris is the spearhead; The Shangani Sanctuary is the developing dream; Pezulu School is the educational vehicle; The local Shangani inhabitants – the farmers and families – are the beneficiaries.
With cooperation, hard work, and mutual respect, we can face the future with confidence.
Raising the local subsistence farmers to commercial producers of crops, pecans and cattle, supported by eco-tourism, will ensure their commitment to the preservation of the endangered flora and fauna.
The farmers will live within the boundaries of the Shangani Sanctuary, raising their cattle, crops, pecans, children, and income exponentially with the assistance of donor funding, the Jabulani Safaris eco-tourism guiding hand, and Pezulu school education. All mesh together to create a Sanctuary for all inhabitants – human and animal. Once established, the Shangani Sanctuary will become financially viable on 4 fronts – Cattle breeding, crop rotation, pecan nuts and eco-tourism.
Pezulu School is our vehicle to educate and involve future generations in a project that could last many lifetimes, all depending on commitment and action.
Our involvement at Pezulu School aims to give our local children and their families the opportunity to prosper and thrive through understanding of the Shangani Sanctuary ideals, principles and financial prospects.
Please contact us on our website, or through our office to find out how you can get involved in our projects.
Doing The Right Thing For A Better Tomorrow
Jabulani is constantly looking for new ways to give back to the community. Education is high on our agenda and we work very closely with the staff and children at the local Pezulu School. This primary school provides education to some 80 students, most of whom are weekly boarders. School and boarding fees are minimal. Although the premises are spacious and well kept, classroom requirements are something of a luxury. Desks, pens, pencils, textbooks and the learning equipment we take for granted are as precious as gold to these children and desperately needed to further their education.
At Jabulani we hope to contribute to the hopes, dreams and needs of these students, by getting our guests and volunteers involved in their development. Jabulani encourages visiting school groups to interact with the children at Pezulu. We often organise sports events like football and netball for the children to enjoy and aim to introduce a life orientation programme between local and visiting schools to teach these pupils valuable life lessons. We also encourage our visiting students to help enrich the lives of the Pezulu students, by donating any old toys or clothing to the school.
We also aim to bring the children together for movie evenings, once again allowing the local and visiting schools to interact together. By encouraging this interaction, there is no end to the lessons these children can teach each other.
We also hope to build a computer classroom for the children at Pezulu in the near future. We hope our visiting school groups will assist us in the training and teaching of these skills, allowing our local students the opportunity to utilise the marvels of today’s technology.
For us to achieve all of our goals, we need your help. Please enquire for more information on ways in which you can get involved..