“1,000,000 Footprints to Save Africa” focuses on the conservation of the environment, the fauna and flora that exist within it and the importance of empowering and educating youth about environmental best-practice within their schools and within their communities. Our aim is to uplift and inspire the youth to unite in a stand to save the natural heritage of Africa for the benefit of themselves and generations to come.
50% of the African population is under the age of 25. Many of these young Africans face daily difficult socio-economic challenges, unemployment and poverty which are exacerbated by the loss of their natural heritage and the degradation of the environment they live in. The time has come for them to say “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH” and stand together to save Africa for the future of Africa. Every youth, irrespective of affiliation, race, creed or colour, regardless of their social or economic challenges, should be afforded the opportunity to be part of the solution to save Africa. United, they have the potential to make positive change happen!
In pursuit of this, 1,000,000 Footprints to Save Africa aims to gain their participation in a SYMBOLIC WALK to pledge their commitment, by placing their footprints on lengths of cloth for the world to see.
Via our youth-focused, fun-filled, vibrant and interactive education and awareness programs, One Million Footprints to Save Africa seeks:
to create heightened environmental and conservation awareness, responsibility and behaviour patterns for the benefit of themselves, their communities and future generations;
to instil in our youth the desire to incorporate this knowledge into their personal identity and lifestyle;
to encourage them to become actively involved and participants in collective action;
to empower within them the pride in knowing that they are contributors and potential change-makers and that they, too, have the power to make a difference;
We visit schools, centres of learning, youth groups, dance/sport bodies, etc whose major focus is education, social upliftment, sport and the creative arts.
1,000,000 Footprints to Save Africa focus on three strategic arenas geared towards maximising a healthy, holistic living space and minimising negative human impact on the environment at large. Our programs are intended to encourage self-help and can-do attitudes and to ignite a desire to seek sustainable solutions to pressing African environmental and conservation issues for the social and economic benefit of themselves, their communities, and the prosperity of South Africa / Africa. Our Programs include:
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Clean Space/Clean Mind Anti-Litter Program:
“REDUCE YOUR FOOTPRINT”
Natural Heritage Appreciation & Knowledge:
“LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS”
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SOCIAL / OUTREACH
Give Back / Pay Forward
“JOIN YOUR FOOTPRINTS”
OUR “FOOTPRINT” TO DATE:
Since our inception in July 2014, 1,000,000 Footprints to Save Africa has been successfully rolled out throughout South Africa, in 3 Provinces, in Kenya and all over the World, including Vietnam, United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. We have been involved in and contributed to over 50 social, economic and environmental initiatives / events worldwide and we have collected approximately of 60,000 footprints to date.