Africa Hope Fund's Mission
The mission of the Africa Hope Fund is to promote wildlife conservation in Southern Africa by supporting organizations on the ground that are dedicated to anti-poaching efforts, conservation education for children, wildlife damage mitigation, and continued education for local children to ensure their economic futures.
Just a few of Africa Hope Fund’s successful projects in Zambia, include:
Sponsorship of over 50 children to attend secondary school and college. Supplying Reading Assistants to 2 schools and 2 libraries in the South Luangwa valley.
Building 6 new classrooms and a library for a dilapidated primary school, increasing the student body from 320 to 930.
Funding local scouting patrols who find and arrest poachers, locate snares, and rescue animals caught in snares.
Conservation education programs and classes for local children, several of whom now have careers in wildlife conservation.
The first 3 detection dogs in Zambia who find elephant ivory, rhino horns, bush meat, other wildlife contraband, guns and ammunition. Support of an additional 3 detection dogs to work in the Luangwa Valley.
"We came to Zambia to see the animals and now we return again and again because we love the people."
~ Founders Carol Van Bruggen and Steve Kuhn