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KUDU

I have had a passion for the outdoors since being a young boy. It was this passion that drove me to study Botany and Zoology (plants and animals) at Stellenbosch University. A love for children and a sense of doing something towards creating a better world made teaching a logical career choice.

 

I taught Biology (natural and life sciences) for 12 years in the classroom at schools in Cape Town’s southern suburbs. During this time I organised annual Grade 9 science hikes up Table Mountain. The Grade 10s would go to Dalebrooke every year for marine ecology studies and the Grade 11s would go to Kirstenbosch. Once a year I would take the Christian Union group to Rocklands for a camp.

 

To be able to combine all these experiences into an everyday job was a wonderful opportunity. So when the promotion post at School in the Wilds opened, I could not believe my luck.

 

I have been part of School in the Wilds now since 2001 and it has truly been a blessed time in my life. Annually we receive some 150 schools; about 400 educators and about 8000 learners. It has been a huge privilege to be able to share my love for the outdoors and my knowledge of plants and animals with the learners that pass through our hands.

SPRINGBOK

Istarted working for School in the Wilds in 2006 after the completion of my PGCE and Honours is Sport Science from the University of Stellenbosch. I specialised in Adventure & Recreation and Paediatric Sport Science, and this comes in very handy in the line of work I do here at SOS.

 

I am an adventure junkie and when I am not working with the kids, you’ll find me somewhere on the farm rock climbing or trail running. My favourite lessons are rock climbing, the rope courses, canoeing and working with the animals. Other areas of interest are sports, fishing, the outdoors and more sport!

ZEBRA

The bug for loving to work with children bit me in 2002. To further my studies in education was the obvious choice. It was an easy decision to do so at the best college in the Western Cape. I finished my studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology at the end of 2007.

 

The idea was to teach the lower grades at a regular school, but things changed during December 2007 when I saw that SOS had a vacancy. I always had a love for the outdoors, so I decided to apply for the job.

 

I started working at SOS at the beginning of 2008 and ever since then, I have never looked back. Apart from my love for children, I am also passionate about hiking, animal studies, astronomy, photography, and the outdoors.

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