Capetonian teen recommended for dedication to conservation


South Africa has an abundance of youthful expertise, teeming with astounding talents. One Capetonian learner Athule Mazane (14) has shone significantly brightly and was forged as a presenter on the Nationwide Geographic pan-African youngsters’s conservation programme Staff Sayari. Just lately, the Performing US Consul-Common to Cape City, Stacey Barrios, visited his faculty to not solely commend the younger man for being chosen for the manufacturing, but in addition for the function he’s enjoying in encouraging different youth to defend the planet.

‘Older generations haven’t all the time made one of the best selections relating to taking care of the planet,’ stated Barrios. ‘So this collaboration by Disney, Nationwide Geographic and the US authorities by means of USAID is our approach of sharing essential classes about our world and look after it with the subsequent technology. We now have religion that we are able to study from our errors and proceed the battle to protect and shield our Earth for future generations. Congratulations, and thanks to Athule for selecting to be an artist-activist, sharing his expertise to teach and advocate for the atmosphere,’ she added.

‘For over 130 years, Nationwide Geographic has been showcasing the surprise of the pure world and urging viewers to discover it additional. Staff Sayari embodies this mission, encouraging youngsters and households to study extra in regards to the planet and turn into the subsequent technology of conservationists,’ stated Christine Service, Common Supervisor of The Walt Disney Firm Africa. ‘Athule is a shiny and shining instance of this, bringing his love for the atmosphere to viewers throughout the continent.’

Athule is at the moment within the eighth grade at Star Faculty Bridgetown. His onerous work and ambition have led him to win educational awards in arithmetic, English and life abilities. In his free time, he enjoys gardening and soccer. Wildlife fascinates him, and he loves studying about varied species.

Led by the programme’s objective to encourage significant, impactful behavioural change in younger viewers throughout the continent and create the subsequent technology of environmental conservation leaders, Staff Sayari takes youngsters on adventurous journeys, by which the wonders of the pure world, and the necessity to dwell extra calmly on the planet, are revealed. Viewers take pleasure in fascinating journeys by means of wild areas resembling mountains, forests and nature reserves, and encounters with wild animals from elephants to bees, from sharks to snakes, and all the things in between. The second a part of the primary collection of Staff Sayari will premiere on Disney Channel (DStv 303) on Monday 29 Could at 4pm (CAT).

An outreach programme, led by WildlifeDirect is at the moment extending the attain of the collection to colleges in East Africa. Dubbing is at the moment underway in order that youngsters in Rwanda and Tanzania will be capable of watch it in Kinyarwanda and Kiswahili later this yr.

Moreover, the Staff Sayari web-based app is now obtainable for youth to proceed their conservation journey and study extra in regards to the varied subjects coated within the present. Instructional video games, enjoyable actions and interactive rewards-based studying units are positive to maintain youngsters enthralled. Go to the Staff Sayari app here.

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