11 Mar 2024

New Member - Wild Shots Outreach

The aim of Wild Shots Outreach(WSO) is to engage Africa youth in wildlife and conservation through photography. Founded in 2015, this award-winning NGO prioritizes government high school students and unemployed youngsters living adjacent to Africa’s National Park. Despite living within a few kilometres of Protected Areas, these young people have never visited a wilderness area before or seen wildlife at first-hand. How will we save Africa’s wildlife and wild places if there is a complete disconnect with the local communities?Wild Shots Outreach teaches new skills, providing a “focus” and introduction to the natural world and helps raise the aspirations of these learners – the conservationists and photographers of tomorrow.In addition, WSO is inspiring young people from these communities to access training and further studies to develop employment skills in tourism and the wildlife economy.