Mission Statement ~ To teach Zambian children and the community the value of wildlife and their environment so they may be conserved for present and future generations.
Motto ~ ‘Learn to conserve’
Tag Lines ~ ‘…giving children hope and wildlife a chance’ and ‘… teaching Zambian children the value of wildlife.’
Our Values ~ Integrity | Passion | Leadership | Commitment
Our Vision ~ People and wildlife living in harmony throughout Zambia
Chipembele is a registered Zambian charitable trust, registered with PACRA (Patents and Companies Registration Agency), registration number 41317. It is also registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation with the Ministry of Community Development, certificate number RNGO 101/0046/13.
Back in 1998 when Steve and Anna Tolan first arrived in Zambia they were fortunate enough to be given some land by the late Chief Kakumbi on which to build the Centre. They established a Zambian charitable trust and used all their personal savings to finance it. Chipembele Wildlife Education Centre opened in May 2001. From there the project grew to encompass a range of other conservation and community projects. An office extension and manager’s house were built in the grounds of the local secondary school in early 2010.
The Conservation Education Outreach Programme operates from here and has expanded the range of Chipembele’s impact further into 18 local schools and the wider local community.