Our aim is to transform the prospects of children aged two to six in poor communities across Sub-Saharan Africa by helping nursery school teachers release the full potential of the children at their schools.
Perivoli Schools Trust began in Namibia in 2012 by sponsoring a nursery school at the Okonjima Conservancy http://www.perivoliokonjimacountryschool.org/. It then sought to branch out into neighbouring rural communities by refurbishing existing nursery schools and providing toys. However, we were unable to find teachers in the rural communities who understood the importance of play and the toys disappeared, so we realised that a new approach was required.
We show teachers how play can enhance a child’s development and how to make toys out of everyday materials. To achieve this, we employ Perivoli Trainers who are local to the area. They train groups of nursery school teachers and visit them individually at their schools to provide additional support.
We began in Namibia where we have reached two thirds of the country’s nursery school teachers and have started in Malawi. Our goal is to replicate the programme across Sub-Saharan Africa.
We are grateful to the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust who oversee the work of the Perivoli Schools Trust in Malawi www.lilongwewildlife.org
RHINOS CHARGE LONDON IN THE BATTLE AGAINST POACHING
LEADING CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS JOIN FORCES WITH TUSK TO SUPPORT AN ICONIC SPECIES
Tusk has today launched a spectacular sculpture trail in central London to celebrate the magnificent rhino and to raise vital funds for the conservation of endangered African species. The trail, curated by Creative Director Chris Westbrook, features work from some of the world’s leading contemporary artists and designers including Marc Quinn, Harland Miller, Gavin Turk, The Chapman Brothers, Zhang Huan and Eileen Cooper.
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A trail map can be downloaded here
The Tusk Rhino Trail runs from Monday August 20 to Saturday September 22. Tuskrhinotrail.com
THE TUSK RHINO TRAIL
Supported by an invited list of internationally collected artists and designers, 21 specially painted and embellished rhino sculptures will charge onto the streets of London on 20 August 2018.
The sculptures will be displayed at a selection of iconic London sites including Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Kensington Palace Gardens and will culminate with the celebration of World Rhino Day on 22 September 2018. Each rhino is generously sponsored by a Tusk supporter or partner.
Tusk’s CEO, Charlie Mayhew said; “We’re at a crisis point where the threat to rhino from poaching means a very real risk of losing this near prehistoric species forever to extinction. Tusk is incredibly grateful to all the amazing artists, generous sponsors and partners involved in the Tusk Rhino Trail for joining forces with us to work toward a future for rhino and other threatened species across Africa. Through the Trail we hope to inspire as many people as possible to join us in the fight.”
All 21 rhinos can be spotted and the trail followed with what3words location addressing. More details and maps are available online at tuskrhinotrail.com.
The Tusk Rhino Trail is presented by ISPS Handa with support from Land Rover. We are thankful to Pickfords for logistical support.
SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION
Rhino populations across Africa are in critical danger, threatened by a global poaching crisis. The illegal wildlife trade is now the fourth largest criminal industry in the world after drugs, arms and human trafficking.
Thanks to the actions of determined conservationists, governments and donors, some rhino population numbers are holding. But, globally, rhinos are in crisis and further action is needed to ensure that numbers can rise and that this species is not lost to extinction forever.
The unique artworks from the trail will go to auction in aid of Tusk on 9 October 2018 at an event hosted by leading London auction house, Christie’s. To register interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The high profile sale of works will be held the same week world leaders gather in London to attend the International Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade hosted by the UK government. The conference is an important opportunity for governments to make the commitments needed to end the illegal wildlife trade.
Rhino are critically endangered. Tusk is working to ensure they have a future. Join the charge by texting HORN18 £5 to 70070 to donate and help us protect endangered species across Africa.
DID YOU KNOW?
Rhinos have roamed London before.
In the Paleolithic period, around 60,000 years ago when England was a cold, dry desert, the woolly rhinoceros was common.
It’s estimated that a rhino is poached every 8 hours. At this rate of loss and without necessary intervention, rhinos could become extinct within 15 years.
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For almost thirty years, Tusk has pioneered successful conservation action in Africa. From the plains of the Serengeti to the rainforests of the Congo Basin, we’re working to build a healthier, fairer and more productive continent. We do this by protecting wildlife, empowering communities and advancing the frontline in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.
Founded in 1990 and under the Royal Patronage of HRH The Duke of Cambridge since 2005, Tusk has supported local partners and communities on the ground with over £40 million of investment.
Joining forces with over 80 project partners in 19 countries, we know that the key to sustainable conservation is supporting the expertise and initiatives of local communities. Together we provide greater protection for more than 40 threatened species and work to secure the precious landscapes they depend on.
More than 6,000 local people are employed through Tusk’s partner projects, while more than a million others benefit from greater security, infrastructure, healthcare, and the wider livelihood options that they present.
Over 100,000 children currently attend schools and education centres supported by Tusk, and our Pan African Conservation Education (PACE) programme has already reached over 500,000 schoolchildren in 33 different countries. Tusk.org
About Chris Westbrook
After two years of planning, Chris Westbrook, Creative Director of the Tusk Rhino Trail, is proud to include the trail to his long list of successful charity art events. Chris has an internationally respected reputation for his work as a specialist curator, private art dealer, gallerist and creative director, promoting leading artists at all levels. Chris uses an innovative interdisciplinary approach to bring artists’ work to the public, creating a collaborative space where art, business and social enterprise can mutually benefit.
what3words provides a precise and incredibly simple way to talk about location. We have divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address.
Better addressing can enhance customer experience, deliver business efficiency, drive growth and support social and economic development.
We are grateful to the following sponsors for their support of the Tusk Rhino Trail
Trail Presented by ISPS Handa. With support from Land Rover. Installation partner Pickfords. Addressing partner what3words.
Rhino sponsors: 3deye, Artemis, Autonomous, BlackRock, DHL, Emso, Forevermark, Genesis Imaging Ltd., Investec Bank, Justerini & Brooks, Kabuto Noodles, Land Rover, Nelsons, Pella Resources, The Pouroulis Foundation, Perivoli Schools Trust, Saffery Champness LLP, Spectrecom, Standard Chartered Bank, William & Son.