Central African Wilderness Safaris launches new youth scholarship for Malawi wildlife conservation in memory of rhino conservationist and ecologist, Krisztián Gyöngyi.
In memory of the late ecologist and conservationist Krisztián Gyöngyi, Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS) recently launched a scholarship programme focusing on Malawi wildlife conservation, which this year will enable a member of Children in the Wilderness (CITW), Emmanuel Moyo, to attend the prestigious Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) based in South Africa.
Krisztián played a crucial role in supporting the monitoring of black rhino in Liwonde National Park, when the species here was at the brink of extinction. He tragically passed away whilst working in the field in Rwanda and this scholarship is one way in which CAWS hopes to honour his contribution to conservation efforts in Africa as well as keep his important legacy in Malawi wildlife conservation alive.
Emmanuel is part of the CITW Youth Club and currently serves as its chairperson in the Chintheche zone. He joined CITW 10 years ago and has grown into a passionate young environmental leader. The year-long course in Natural Resource Management at SAWC will equip him with skills in wildlife management, maintaining conservation policies, nature and resource management, community partnerships, problem-solving skills in conservation, and much more. Following the completion of the course, Emmanuel will have the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to make a significant contribution to national conservation efforts in Malawi.
CAWS is inviting all well-wishers, companies, conservation-based organizations and travel partners to support this initiative as an official partner, by sponsoring a part of the scholarship.