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Robert Ball

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Robbie developed a passion for the African bush from many visits to his family’s small holding in a greater conservancy just outside Johannesburg. Living in the big city his whole life, he always found refuge in the outdoors and has grown to appreciate ...

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Denise Vouri
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There is nothing better than walking into a classroom of students who have been given an opportunity to improve or augment their education and spend time listening and talking with them. Having been an educator in Asia and the Middle East, I came to understand the importance of addressing questions the students had about everything besides their studies, answering appropriately to their grade level. I am hoping to visit a school and one of the Ripple Effect farms during my next visit. It would mean a lot to me.

Jim Davis
Senior Digital Ranger

Goooood Work. Congrats

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Robert, thank you for your insights on GWF. We really appreciate the value of an education which includes more than just reading writing and arithmetic. Londolozi offers so much more, especially opportunity.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Master Tracker

Londolozi’s support of GWF is another reason we’re such fans, a commitment that keeps bringing us back. It’s also influenced us to become GWF supporters over the last decade as well, continually inspired by their goals and achievements. Keep up the good work!

Anita Santoro
Digital Tracker

Sean’s pic of the rhino makes me sad but I get it. And yes education is KEY! around the world even not just there. Please keep it up!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Providing children with a good education is really the most important thing in the world. Apart from this, it is wonderful to see how the young minds and their understanding can spread and develop.
I have always loved teaching young people, especially teenagers, and I also appreciate being taught about the bush, nature, the wilderness by the guides and trackers. I have learned so much on my visits to Africa about nature and how everything in nature is of importance and interacts. One can never get enough of being educated.

Michael Kalm
Senior Digital Ranger

It is so good to see this focus on education. So sadly ironic that here in the U.S. the autocrats and corporate oligarchs are trying to destroy education, because it is much easier to manipulate uneducated people.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

GWF is doing fantastic work and helping children get educated.

Vin Beni
Master Tracker

Incredible growth and effectiveness since our first encounter in 2013. We look forward to spending 2 days at Hazyview on our next visit,

Michael and Terri Klauber
Master Tracker

Robert, what a great reminder of how special and unique GWF is. We were first introduced to the concept during our visit to Londolozi in 2011. We are strong supporters and are so proud of the growth and success of the learning centers and the profound impact the program has had on so many youth and young adults! Bravo to the Varty family and Kate Groch!

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