The Groot Winterhoek Outdoor Learning Centre is Educo Africa’s permanent basecamp. The centre provides a vital bridge between the “man-made world” and the deep wilderness environment. The centre provides a practical, thriving and transformative demonstration of sustainable living.
Our monitoring and evaluation reports show that due to our environmental programme, there is a dramatic increase in awareness of environmental issues amongst course participants. They are more likely to start recycling in their communities and less likely to continue littering. The stated impact of weighing “rubbish” and the subsequent realisation that over 75% of the waste is recyclable, has translated into several recycling projects being launched by the young people in their home communities.