It is more important now than ever to teach the young generation respect of the planet's nature and compassion to all wildlife - great and small. That is exactly what we aim to do with our unique School Group Program, teaching the students the importance of hard work and the benefits that can be reaped, as well as fun activities and team work.
Our programs can be tailored to fit most sizes and ages of groups and what the group wish to acheive during their time here. We offer a range of community based and animal based activities from improving enclosures to assisting to teach English to the youths in the local village.
Although volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old to work directly with the animals, there are many other activities that can be undertaken by the students. These normally include working on projects such as cage and food enrichments for the animals or building / improving enclosures to give the animal residents a better quality of life at WRC. This can be both rewarding and satisfying for the students to see the final results of their efforts.
These activities also encourage team work and developing building skills that students may have never experienced before. Supplies and materials will be supplied by us and every group with have an experienced member of staff to lead them to success in their mission.
We encourage the students to get involved in our teaching activities in the local village as well. The locals love interacting with foreign visitors and it encourages them to work on their English, an experience that many don't have the oportunity to be involved in. It will also be an eye-opener for the students to witness how poorer people live with what is available to them.
These activities often develop an appreciation of life and self worth whilst experiencing a completely different culture and ways of life often lost in Western cultures.
Of course our programs offer as much fun for the students as they do hard work! We often do introduction activities as means of getting to know each other, working together and developing trust amongst ourselves. The students and staff can enjoy a variety of Outbound style activities which is a great way to develop first impressions and get an idea of particular characters and personalities of the students and staff.
It's a great way to break the ice and ensure a comfortable stay, looking forward to activities ahead.