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Thabazimbi’s Marakele National Park hosted the first contact session of the Walk and Learn on the Wild Side (WALOW) initiative for the year 2017.
The event took place from Monday, 26 to Friday, 30 June.
The project is currently managed and facilitated by SANParks, in partnership with the Limpopo and Northwest Provincial Departments of Education.
Spokesperson for the SANParks’ Northern Region, Divhani Maremba, said the project is conducted with the objective to support conservation and ecology, among others.
Beneficiaries of the WALOW initiative are Grades 10 to 11 learners with an interest in conservation as a career.
Different institutions such as TVET colleges and universities were in attendance.
Learners from Itireleng High School in Rooiberg were among those who were brought to be part of the experience.
Marimba said in 2016 upwards of 700 people participated, with 24 schools participating from both the Waterberg and Moses Kotane District Municipalities.
11 days ago 13 July 2017