JLMT

Women In Business invests in our youth and country by encouraging Eco Conservation and being environmentally aware.  As the CEO and leader of Women In Business, Ali Engelbrecht has dedicated every kilometre that she walks to raising funds and awareness of conservation of our environment.  Donate or sponsor now to support and encourage Ali in her endeavour to walk 1,200 miles (1,932 kilometres) in 2019.  
Ali will work in association with The Jonny Lowe Memorial Trust (JLMT) to development of youth and women entrepreneurs in eco-conservation.
View one of the trials that Ali walked.

The current project for raising awareness and funds is to support the Weenen Game Reserve and surrounding communities - specifically youth and women.   One of the developments is to upgrade the Nyandu Camp in order to provide accommodation and essential facilities for school groups.  The camp is now operational.  We will continue fund raising for additional infrastructure for the camp.  

 The Camp will be the base from which students and teachers will venture out into the Nature Reserve to enjoy the unique experiences of the Weenen Game Reserve. For many young people the visit to Nyandu Camp will be their first visit to a Game Reserve.  Schools will be able to send up to 30 youngsters and 6 teachers to the facility.  Trained environmental monitors will be assigned to each group to present well structured, researched and educationally sound environmentla themes.  The themes will cover the Weenen Game Reserve environment whilst also dealing with wider conservation issues.  

Programmes will be interactive, include group work, guided walks and game drives.  The Nyandu Bush Camp will provide safe, functional and comfortable facilities for the express purposes of environmental education programmes to encourage a respect and a love of our natural resources.  

Weenen Game Reserve is an exceptionally valuable small reserve.  It is home to the white and more endangered black rhinio, as well as a host of other animals.  The reserve provides ideal habitats for all these species so they breed exceptionally well.
Neighbouring communities, whose lands surround the Reserve, participate in and benefit from various programmes operating in the Reserve.  It is through these programmes that awareness is created of the value wildlife and wilderness areas can play in providing sustainable opportunities. 
Photo courtsey of Kathy Gerber

Women In Business and Ali Engelbrecht invite your support.  Whatever contribution you would care to make would be greatly appreciated.  Amounts of R1,000 and above qualify for a I&A Tax Receipt.  To date we have raised R3,000 through Givengain

Would you like to get involved?  Would you like to support Ali on her walks? Would you like to make a donation to the JLMT Memorial Trust to assist with their Development of Entrepreneurial Women & Youth in Eco-Conservation in the Weenen Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal South Africa?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then contact JLMT through the contact us option on the website.   (All photos courtesy of Kathleen Gerber Photography)