Giving it Forward
We have all taken strain in different ways this year but one thing binds us:
We need real connection - with nature and each other - more than ever.
In this spirit, Masiyembo guides & facilitators are adapting so that they can continue to facilitate connective nature experiences during these challenging times.
We know that nature is an essential service for societal health and wellbeing.
To achieve this, we seek your support. The Masiyembo Association offers two options:
1. Wild Nights Out: an annual program providing scholarships for diverse South African school-leavers (Matrics) to have a transformative wilderness experience at a pivotal time of life transition. Wild Nights Out consists of a 6-day wilderness trail in the Cederberg Mountains, followed by a year-long support process that ensures that the impacts seeded in the mountains help grow future leaders for our society. The next Wild Nights Out begins 12-17 January, 2021. Help get our Matrics onto the mountain!
2. The Masi Fund: a social impact fund dedicated to giving historically disadvantaged South Africans facilitated access and connection to nature areas to enhance wellbeing. This fund supports a range of initiatives in our Masiyembo network: youth-at-risk wilderness rites of passage, outdoor care for the COVID caregivers, all-women hiking clubs, and tailored nature-based skills training.
Join us in brightening the future of South Africa.
Your kind donations cover everything from transport costs to nature reserve permits, from outdoor equipment to a portion of the skills facilitators' (i.e. guides, social workers) time.
For as little as R150/$10/€10, we can give a participant a day-long "nature recharge" to support their health and resilience during these tough times.
(The GivenGain options below allow for credit card payments. It also gives you the option to become an independent fundraiser for the charitable cause of your choice)