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The Uthingo Foundation – Pilot Project
“It all started in the suburbs of London, with a little idea between a Doctor, Deschu and a Conservationist, Lorna, both with experience on the ground with African wildlife and communities. We wanted to make a difference somewhere, and we knew the people that could help us along the way.
Marumo, a Zulu lady born and bred, had an idea for a charity that she wanted to start, to make a difference in the communities she was brought up in and now works so closely to. She wanted to bring the wildlife and the communities together and connect them. Zama, a Wild Dog Researcher shared this dream, and wanted to increase the involvement the communities have in conservation within game reserve in South Africa.
Along with TK, the man on the ground working directly with the communities, he knows them better than anyone, and has built many strong relationships. He shared the same vision, increasing positive attitudes and promoting this coexistence.
And then comes Cathy, with a background in Conservation education, we knew she would be the lady to drive our project further and increase our impact on the next generation, inspiring them and creating those positive attitudes towards wildlife at a young age.
We presented our ideas to Project Rhino managers, and to our disbelief they shared the exact same vision as we do. Expanding their Rhino Art programme and increasing their impact in local communities to achieve connectivity and reduce wildlife conflicts.
And there was born The Uthingo Foundation working for “People for the Environment”.
A huge big thank you to Rexx Screen and Digital Supplies (Pty) Ltd for choosing Project Rhino as beneficiary at the FESPA Africa show hosted at the Gallager Estate in Johannesburg in September! Rexx Screen and Digital Supplies (Pty) Ltd designed a limited edition rhino designed screen and digitally printed t-shirts and all proceeds were donated to Project Rhino.
“No-one in the World needs a Rhino horn, but a Rhino.”Sole’ Salon & Spa promoted rhino conservation by promoting their facials on a special and contributing 10% of all facial sales during #worldrhinomonth (September) to Project Rhino. They also motivated all their clients that could not make it for a facial to then simply scan the Project Rhino Zapper code and make a donation. A huge big thank you to Sole’ Salon & Spa for their commitment to assist Project Rhino to save our rhino and stop wildlife crime!
Tandem Tyres have also been a long term supporter of Project Rhino and donate a contribution of all their Rhino Tyre sales to support our ongoing projects to try and save our rhino. This year alone Tandem Tyres sponsored the Project Rhino, Rhino Art Rig with 5 brand new tyres as well as donated 109 tyres to the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Reserves and 14 tyres to private and community rhino reserves, totalling an incredible donation of 128 tyres!
Rhino Polish is proud to partner with Project Rhino to play our part in conserving our wildlife. We are donating a portion from all sales of our Shoe Polish Kits towards rhino conservation and anti-poaching initiatives.
Show your support by ordering your Polish Kits now – Send us a message on Facebook, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 031 7008353.
Project Rhino challenged all schools in KwaZulu Natal to assist us to try and save our rhino and stop wildlife crime in the province. Our call for action was to invite all schools in KZN to select one day in September (#worldrhinomonth) to have a “Civvies Day for Rhino” where all learners pay R10 to wear civvies to school and in this way assist Project Rhino to raise funds for all our projects to attempt to save our rhino. It is so important for the youth of our country to show that they support conserving our wildlife and protecting our natural heritage. This will be an annual initiative to try involve our youth in conserving our wildlife.
Rhino Peak Challenge: On #WorldRhinoDay, the 22nd of September 2018, a small group of South Africa’s finest Trail Runners were asked to ascend the iconic Rhino Peak in the Southern Region of the Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site. The main focus was to raise awareness, in a unique way, to the plight of Rhinos as well as the other endangered habitant of the Rhino Peak itself, the Bearded Vulture. These two very different creatures are a powerful symbol for South Africa’s threatened species and having these elite runners doing something special on the only Peak over 3000m in the world that resembles a Rhino sent an unprecedented message on behalf of the conservation
This year Project Rhino supported Nkosinathi Ntoyi, the Operations and Co-ordinations Manager for Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, to participate in the Rhino Peak Challenge to raise awareness and funds for saving our rhino and bearded vultures.
THEIR HORNS, OUR PRIDE: Wildlife is part of our South African heritage. MRP Sport / Mr Price Sport has been a long time supporter of Project Rhino and teams up with Project Rhino to fight for the survival of our rhinos. Mr Price Sport designs and sells Rhino Tshirts for their ourdoor and trails clothing range and 10% of the sale of these tees goes towards Project Rhino‘s ongoing fight against rhino poachers. Saving a Species Starts Here…
Project Rhino is proud to announce that we have joined forces with Pasichigare, a company assisting rural artists to create artwork sculptures. 20% of all of their sales will be donated to Project Rhino as their contribution to help with fighting this war against rhino poaching and stopping wildlife crime. Should you want to support the Pasichigare artists, you can visit their website at www.pasichigare.com.
The Hilton Arts Festival provided Project Rhino with a stand at the festival this year free of charge as their contribution to assist us raise awareness and funds. We had the opportunity to share information on all our projects and had many of our partners selling items to raise money for the cause.
SAVING THE RHINOS… When we took to the savannas of South Africa and experienced the beauty there, we knew we had create a collection in it’s honor and give back in a bigger way. We were not only inspired by the rich landscapes, but by the life there–particularly the life of the rhinos. Because of our love and concern for these majestic creatures, we are donating $10 of every full price bikini purchase* to Project Rhino, a non-profit that works to protect rhino habitats from poachers and keep the animals safe and happy. Once again, merbabes and gentle giants living happily ever after.