Campaign

“1,000,000 Footprints to Save Africa” Campaign is an awareness raising and education program earmarked for the youth of Africa and the world, affording them a platform to express their concern for Africa in a united stand to save Africa for themselves and future generations.

“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.

 

OUR FOCUS:

 

 

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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WASTE MANAGEMENT

Clean Space/Clean Mind Anti-Litter Program:

  • School & Surrounds Clean-up
  • Waste from Home
  • Waste Separation
  • Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
  • Upcycle for Lifestyle Benefit
  • Pest Reduction
  • Cash for Trash

REDUCE YOUR FOOTPRINT”

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CONSERVATION

Natural Heritage Appreciation & Knowledge:

  • Excursions to National Parks & Heritage Sites
  • Socio-Economic Impact
  • Fauna and Flora:
  • Tree Planting & Food Growing
  • Big Five: Socio- Economic NB
  • Endangered Species:
    • Poaching – Rhino/Elephant
    • Canned Hunting – Lion
  • Lobbying and Awareness Drives / Marches

LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS”

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SOCIAL / OUTREACH

Give Back / Pay Forward

  • School Twinning
  • Shoe Drive/Barefoot Days
  • Outreach Support
  • Social Upliftment
  • Fundraising & Capacity Building
  • Eco-Clubs & Outreach Committees
  • Youth Leader Development
  • Facilitator & Train the Trainer Programs

JOIN YOUR FOOTPRINTS”

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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.

  • 1MF environmental and Conservation Programs in 30 Schools, Universities, Youth Groups/Centres, Dance & Sporting Events in SA and Worldwide;
  • Footprint Stations at various Fetes, Festivals, Youth Centres, Sporting Events;
  • Engaged with Youth from all over South Africa and the World, including 2014 World Youth Rhino Summit, Visiting Vietnamese Youth Delegation 2014, Kick It For Conservation Soccer Tournament;
  • Taken 18 less-advantaged Youth to the Kruger National Park;
  • Attended and contributed to Government Level Forums, Stakeholder Discussions and Meetings within South Africa and Vietnam, including, Dept Environmental Affairs Stakeholder Trade Debate, Biodiversity Conservation Agency Vietnam, South African Ambassador – Vietnam; US Embassy – Vietnam;
  • Travelled and participated in Operation Game Change / Wildfest Hanoi Vietnam 2015, along with 6 SA Youth and 2 US Youth;
  • Showcased 1MF at Launches, Meetings and Marches throughout South Africa;
  • Supported like-minded Stakeholders and Non Profit organisations, including Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions, Dancing for Rhinos, Walking with Lions;
  • Received major media recognition within SA and Globally.