Stormsaver announces new charity partnership

Posted: Thursday 28th July 2011

Stormsaver is delighted to announce a new partnership with non-profit conservation experts, Biosphere Expeditions.

The UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of rainwater harvesting systems, has pledged to support two educational projects in Namibia run by Biosphere Expeditions.

Following a recent expedition to Namibia, Michael Farnsworth, managing director of Stormsaver, decided he wanted to do more to help young people in the region understand about conservation and their environmental impact.

“I was part of an expedition, which, next to conducting research on leopards and other animals, helped to oversee the start of an extensive education programme, helping young people to learn about the interrelationships between humans and animals, and the importance of sustainable living, energy use, waste products and of course - the use of water and the impact on the planet’s biosphere.”

“Following on from that expedition, I am delighted to announce a continuing partnership with Biosphere Expeditions to help aid their work with the young people in the townships of Windhoek, Namibia. I truly believe that young people really are our future and so we need to educate them about the most efficient and sustainable ways of living, to make a real and positive difference to the environment,” added Michael.

The funding will go towards two training courses called “The Next Generation of Wildlife Guides” and “The Next Generation of Conservationists”. On an annual basis, these programmes will allow up to 150 children from up to 10 schools across the region, to learn about conservation and sustainability and visit the nearby game park.

Working specifically with higher education establishments in Windhoek including the University and Polytechnic, “The Next Generation of Conservationists” programme will also fund the training of two Namibian students to become qualified conservationists.

Dr. Matthias Hammer, executive director of Biosphere Expeditions, said: “We are delighted that Michael and the Stormsaver team have pledged their support to our projects. We believe that through their support we will be able to continue to teach young people and their families about the importance of sustainable living and the impact on the planet’s biosphere. We are confident that this project will really help to improve lives locally.”

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