Wilderness Foundation

Unemployment, a huge problem in South Africa, is even worse in the Eastern Cape. The Wilderness Foundation was started in 1972 to encourage, plan and protect South Africa’s wilderness and create an environmental ethos among current and future leaders. Recognizing that the protection of the wilderness environment is linked to its social and economic sustainability, in 2006, The Wilderness Foundation began to help at-risk youth to maximize the livelihood opportunities in nature-based tourism and related industries.

EMpower’s second grant to Wilderness Foundation will support the organization in refining its Umzi Wethu Livelihoods Training Program and providing holistic livelihoods and wellness training for disadvantaged youth.

South Africa
Contact: Pinky Kondlo
Contact Email: pinky@sa.wild.org
Website: http://www.wildernessfoundation.co.za
Year Established: 1972