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  • To date, end of 2023, a total of 159 programmes have been delivered to 1346 young people

  • Wild Shots Outreach was invited to deliver programmes in Botswana (third year running) and Namibia with Natural Selection, and in Kenya with Elewana Collection.

  • Three-year PhD research project published, with University of Johannesburg, evaluating the impact of Wild Shots Outreach in local communities “Conservation, education and capacity building through photography”.

  • London Business School, Cape Town Event: WSO was invited to participate in the prestigious London Business School's Global Experience with their international alumnae in Cape Town.

  • Feature in BBC Wildlife Magazine, Sept 2023  and Ranger Rick (USA kids’ magazine)

  • LowePro – WSO commissioned to film and feature in product launch of their latest camera bag – see link to video (i) The Transformative Power of Photography and (ii) “Girl Power”.

  • WSO Programme Director, Rifumo Mathebula won another award – named one of  “30 under 30 Global Environmental Education leaders” by the North American Association for Environmental Education - NAAEE. “The award recognises young change makers using environmental education to spark positive change around the world”. All donors / prospective donors notified

  • WSO delivered online tutorials for young photographers from Least Developed Countries in partnership with Canon EMEA and the UN.

WSO Bursary Fund

17 x WSO ‘graduates’ received funding support in 2023. This ranges from funding for driving licence through to full three-year support at University. 2023 achievements include:

  • 2 x Bursary students graduated from AFDA Media College Graduates, with BA Hons in film making.

  • 3 (including 2 females) qualified as FGASA safari guides, now working in lodges,

  • 4 x WSO graduates gained employment in the safari / hospitality industry.

  • 1 x Life Skills workshop delivered for 30 WSO ‘graduates’ and team members from partner NGO’s.

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