Hello! My name is Ellan Rankin and I’m a student from Northern Ireland. I will be heading off to South Africa with VESA to take part in some volunteering work this summer and I need your help! I will be going to help renovate villages, help install and create kitchens and bathrooms and constructing sustainable farming units that will be able to provide communities with a sustainable source of food and which allow for families and, in particular, single mothers to start a micro business and through this gain employment and income for their families. I will also be helping out in a nursery as well as a school or orphanage, teaching English and hopefully getting a little creative with some art supplies I’ll be giving them. Then I will be working with the National Parks Authority with the capture and release of crocodiles, the counting of crocodile eggs as well as feeding and cleaning the enclosures of the smaller crocs and alligators. I’ll also be working with Cheetahs and Leopards in a rehabilitation, breeding and release program; preparing the food, feeding the cats and constructing new enclosures for the breeding pairs.
This in an incredible opportunity and something I’ve always wanted to take part in, so please donate! Every little helps, and every little will really go a long way.