Thirteen deserving students from Plettenberg Bay, sponsored by Bitou Municipality, are joining Greenpop’s Eden Festival of Action.
In order to make the Eden Festival of Action as accessible and inclusive to the local community as possible, Greenpop provided a limited number of scholarships for enthusiastic, young, active citizens in the Garden Route to attend the event free of charge.
Of the spaces available, Bitou Municipality generously donated the funding for 13 successful applicants between the ages of 13 and 17, from Plettenberg Bay.
"I saw how animals and people suffered and felt terrible because there was nothing I could do about it. I want to give back to our world by reconnecting with nature and myself. I want to help where I can and rebuild what we have lost," explains one successful candidate, who will be joining Greenpop at Peace of Eden for their second Youth Week in July 2018.
The Bitou Municipality supports the upskilling of their local scholars especially in a year where the national prerogative is to develop matriculants with more than just a matric certificate. Teaching our young ones about our green heritage and preserving and enhancing the natural resources of our beautiful municipal area is key to grow the economy of Bitou. The partnership with Greeenpop provides the right vehicle to build such foundations. The municipality wants to enter into a multi-year agreement and add more students to this programme in years to come.
The students have received the opportunity to attend the seven-day residential programme which includes full board and lodging at Peace Of Eden, Rheenendal, in addition to the full schedule of activities, workshops, and activations - including tree-planting, natural building, eco-education, and beekeeping.
The Festival is spearheaded by Greenpop, an award-winning social and environmental NPO which have brought their 7th Festival of Action to the Garden Route to regenerate habitats and restore ecosystems, with the goal to create mass environmental impact.
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