As part of our commitment to raising awareness of the benefits of environmental sustainability amongst our surrounding rural communities, Lapalala Wilderness School offers various free programmes for groups of learners from community schools. Through the generosity of various donors all accommodation, food, transport and learning activities are provided free of charge to learners from these schools. Outreach Programme activities typically focus on the further development of Sustainable Schools in the area.
Sustainable School Programme A strategic decision was taken to leave the Eco-Schools programme and join the newly launched Sustainable Schools Programme, offered by Nature Connect . This is a holistic approach to education for sustainable development and aims to cultivate sustainable development practices in a way that is locally relevant for South African schools. This programme combines instruction through an online platform with face-to-face engagements and repeats environmental education sessions to provide ongoing support to participants. The LWS is supporting 39 schools, 370 educators and approximately 10,874 learners through this programme.