More on the Tisamale Global Exchange
Young people in South Australia learning about conservation through programmes at ZoosSA and young people learning about conservation in the South Luangwa at Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust are coming together in this unique international programme to share their passion and encourage one another in conservation of wildlife and the environment. Tisamale pronounced ‘Tis-A-Mar-Lee‘ means ‘We Conserve’ in the local language, ChiNyanja.
We at Chipembele are proud to be in partnership with the Mentors at the Zoo (MATZ) programme at ZoosSA (Zoos South Australia). We have come together to create a unique international conservation exchange programme -The Tisamale Global Exchange. Emma Still, Co-founder for Tisamale Global Exchange, a Senior Educator at Monarto Zoo, Founder of Creating For Conservation and Creative Director on the Chipembele Board of Trustees says,
“The Tisamale Global Exchange is a cross-cultural, life-changing experience providing budding Australian and Zambian conservationists the chance to come together and share their passion for wildlife and the environment.”
TISAMALE ONE – Done!
TISAMALE TWO – Make dreams come true and join Tisamale too!
In April 2019, the second part of the Tisamale Global Exchange will give 14 young Zambians the opportunity to travel to Australia for 3 weeks to learn about the unique wildlife of Australia and to explore the similarities and differences of the conservation challenges faced by both countries. Australia’s track record in species extinction is a huge international concern. The Tisamale participants will learn what Australia is doing about changing that with rewilding programmes and other conservation initiatives. The Zambian youth will bring a unique perspective to South Australia, sharing the impacts and challenges faced on the African continent shared first hand with the Youth at the Zoo (YATZ) and the MATZ.
Exposing the Zambian students to international travel and learning about Western cultures at first hand will also help their life skill development and prepare them as well rounded, open minded and globally educated citizens for when they leave school. We need your help to make this happen. Get involved in our ‘Tisamale Too’ campaign and help fulfil the dreams of 14 amazing, dedicated Zambian students as they prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Australia.
Learn about each of the young Zambian Tisamale Too participants in the gallery below.
HOW TO DONATE
PayPal secure – there are several options to donate:
1. Donate a Group Sponsorship £140
First square in the Sponsor Gallery below.
2. Sponsor one Zambian student £25
Just scroll down and you will see the ‘Sponsor Gallery’ with personal bio details
about each Zambian participant with an individual “Sponsor me” button.
3. If you would like to give more than £140, a multiple of £25 or less than £25
Use the “Give Any Amount” button at the end of the gallery.
or Just Giving secure:
4. If you are a UK tax payer and would like to give your donation a 25% boost
Use the Just Giving button bottom row of the sponsor gallery and add Gift Aid as you check out.
Keep Scrolling Down.
THE FLAGS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
We have 280 flags to flutter in the Mfuwe breeze! So come on, let’s get started!
Help Sponsor 14 Zambian Students in a Life Changing Conservation Trip to Australia in April 2019!
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HOW DOES PARTICIPATING IN TISAMALE GLOBAL EXCHANGE HELP YOUNG CONSERVATIONISTS?
In 2014 the first global conservation education exchange between South Australia and Zambia happened and Milimo Mweetwa was one of the Chipembele youths who took part. Milimo said
“The trip really contributed to my future because the encouragement I was given gave me more interest in the environment and I became sure that I can be successful in my chosen career as a forest manager. When I returned home everyone wanted to listen to me and I was very excited to share my experiences with so many people.'”
A huge thanks go to our partner ZoosSA for their enormous support of this life-changing programme.