Sponsor a Community Field Guide

Sponsor a Community Field Guide

More Community Foundation (MCF) is committed to promoting conservation through education and raising awareness for critical conservation projects.

More Community Foundation’s (MCF) goals include upskilling for employment, specifically into the tourism group that collaborates with MCF. The majority of the local luxury lodges in the greater Kruger National Park, APNR region require a minimum FGASA level 2 qualification, with Lead Trails, ARH, PDP and NDT registration. In 2021 we launched the Community Field Guide Training and Development Programme, aimed at upskilling and training local community members into qualified field guides at a luxury lodge level.

In July 2021, we trialed the programme by sponsoring one student and monitoring his progress with great success. We partnered with the Good Work Foundation to sponsor a graduate from their Conservation Academy, ensuring the learner had the aptitude for tertiary study and an existing passion for conservation and interest in a career in field guiding. A panel interviewed all applicants, and a student was identified for the programme, which commenced in July 2021. We currently have 3 sponsored students in the academy and are fundraising for future candidates