Hlane’s Earth Hour Challenge: Thembelisha Completes 1st Challenge

Thembelisha Preparatory School in Simunye completed their 1st leg of  Hlane Royal National Park’s Earth Hour IWIYW Challenge.

On Earth Hour,  Hlane Royal National Park  went beyond the hour by challenging Thembelisha Preparatory School’s Grade 7 class to a roadside cleanup of the Hlane part of the MR3 Simunye Road, once every term for 2012 Earth Hour’s I Will If You Will Campaign. In return, Hlane will sponsor a free educational at the park for the class as well as an impala on the spit for their year-end function.

The first leg of the 9-month long challenge took place on the 25th of May 2012. The 58 strong Grade 7  class together with 5 teachers picked up 2 bakkie-loads worth of rubbish within a 6km stretch of the MR 3 public road towards Simunye that falls inside the park! See our video below.

The IWIYW Challenge is Earth Hour’s 2012 theme. Individuals and organisations dared people to do something about climate change and they pledged to do something in return.

Keep your eyes glued on this blog and our website as we update you on the 9-month-long challenge. Contact us for more information on this challenge and other community projects  we are involved in.

Author: Big Game Parks

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