Remember that first time you did an overnight hike and slept under the stars? Remember when you first developed a deeper appreciation of the magic of being active in nature and discovered the magic nature in itself represents?
Wild Nights Out is an initiative that gives recent matric graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds access to their first deep nature experience. This programme, which takes place in the Cederberg each year, needs both financial and other support.
You can donate via GivenGain — https://www.givengain.com/cc/wildnightsout/
Or if you know of a possible bigger corporate CSI donor, please get in touch with them. Details below.
Wild Nights Out is a project supported by the Masiyembo Association (NPO), that each year provides 16 scholarships for Matric school leavers, mostly from disadvantaged backgrounds, to go into the Cederberg wilderness where they get to spend a few magic days hiking and adventuring, and walking into the mountains as a metaphor for walking into the next phase of their lives.
After the ‘Wilderness Passage’ in the mountains, participants continue into the ‘Self-Leadership Year’. These young people are supported in their transition into the adult world through both in-person and online mentors, internship opportunities and life-skills training. Wild Nights Out partners with other organizations where there is synergy in nature-based Youth Development and existing programmes/resources to create this year-long support structure.
Wild Nights Out raises the necessary funds annually in order to create these 16 scholarships. If you are willing to make a small donation, or know of a company CSI project that can make a larger donation aim your phone at the QR code below (super quick process), or you are simply amped to get involved in mentoring or other creative ways, please get in touch with Jess Tyrrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.wildnightsout.co.za