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Education

Our unique brand of conservation education encourages students to become ambassadors of their rich environment. We also give opportunities to friends around the world to help educate these malleable young minds, while improving the infrastructure of their schools.

The four mainstays of the Education program are scholarship, conservation education, internship and infrastructure development. With education officers in the field and at base, we aim to weave these into a seamless conveyor belt. First, our Conservation Education program captivates the imagination of children, turning them from little people who are frightened of elephants into young hearts ready to fight for their heritage, homeland and elephants. Our program targets the impressionable minds of primary school children, exciting them about elephants and their environment through films, games and school trips.

Next, we select the brightest and least financially able out of these and offer them Elephant Scholarships. As the community struggle to take their children into high school and college which require up to $6000 and more, STE step in to carry the load, and offer the community an opportunity to advance through the progression of their children.

As they sit in their classrooms, one of the simplest impediments to their growth is the lack of infrastructure. Inadequate desks, books, dilapidated classrooms or dormitories may be the difference between a fatigued or crippled spirit and a mind willing to absorb knowledge. Through the generous giving of our donors, STE channels funds to help as many schools as possible to make this transition.

Finally, as our brave high school graduates step out into the world, we endeavor to offer them one last push to face the future. Our internship program is designed to give scholarship children transferable skills. They learn basic statistics and data entry on their internship in the research camp as they help us study elephants, after which they learn to plan lessons and teach at local schools, passing on their knowledge to students not unlike themselves.

With much needed help from individual donors and foundations, STE continues to advance young people who are working towards preserving their rich heritage, empowering the communities they come from.

Donate

The fate of elephants is in the balance. The record price of ivory has attracted organised crime, rebel militias and even terrorist groups, fuelling a surge of poaching across the continent. Without the outstanding support and generosity of our donors, STE would not be able to continue securing a future for the elephants. We urgently need your support, while there is still time. You can be of vital assistance by donating to either our core funds or to any of our projects.

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The fate of elephants is in the balance. The record price of ivory has attracted organised crime, rebel militias and even terrorist groups, fuelling a surge of poaching across the continent. Without the outstanding support and generosity of our donors, STE would not be able to continue securing a future for the elephants. We urgently need your support, while there is still time. You can be of vital assistance by donating to either our core funds or to any of our projects.

How You Can Help

Over the last years our world-leading conservation efforts have been possible thanks to the dedication and generosity of loyal supporters. To join them you can donate in a number of ways:

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Elephants are fast disappearing from the wild. Without urgent, international action they could be gone within a generation. The Elephant Crisis Fund provides rapid, catalytic support for the most effective projects designed to stop the killing, thwart traffickers and end the demand for ivory. 100% of all donations reach the field.

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Save the Elephants is funded almost entirely by private donations. It is only through the generous support of donors that we are able to continue our important elephant conservation work. We rely entirely on funds, grants and donations from around the world, so thank you for helping us to secure a future for these fascinating creatures.

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Our unique brand of conservation education encourages students to become ambassadors of their rich environment. We also give opportunities to friends around the world to help educate young minds and improve the infrastructure of their schools. Sponsor a child & help build a future for wildlife.