South Africa

Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET)

The Cape Town Environmental Education Trust’s mission is to support the preservation of Cape Town’s unique and biodiverse natural heritage through education, training and conservation initiatives. This is achieved through running life-changing enviromental education programmes for schools and children across Cape Town; providing learning and work opportunities for out-of-school youth from low-income areas; and by facilitating and managing conservation projects.

 

Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here:

Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET)
Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET)
Facebook: Cape Town Environmental Education Trust – CTEET
Facebook: Changing Lives Through Nature
Twitter: CTEnviroEd
Instagram: ChangingLivesThroughNature

 

Describe in detail what your Organisation does:

 

  • CTEET works to increase the environmental consciousness of local communities and support conservation initiatives in Cape Town by:
    1. Conducting education programmes for school children to encourage a passion for the natural world and support their knowledge and personal growth. We offer overnight camps, day programmes, schools visits and outings.
    2. Running training and development programmes for youth in nature-based career paths. This includes offering accredited Nature Conservation learnerships, bursaries and graduate internships to out-of-school youth.
    3. Facilitating and managing the directing of funds towards conservation activities in Cape Town. Currently 10 conservation projects are supported, including the protection of endangered species.

 

How long has your Organisation been operational?

 

  • Since 2001

 

In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation?

 

  • Finding funding for the various projects, long-term planning for projects without knowing if funding from external donors will be available.

 

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words:

 

  • Exciting, Evolving, Challenging

 

Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them?

 

  • Yes – we collaborate with many partners and organisations. Many are listed on our website.

 

If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be?

 

  • The financial freedom to successfully carry out all our projects.

 

In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack?

 

  • Sustainability and long-term planning.

 

Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation?

 

  • Keep sight of why your organisation was started, but break your targets up into achievable goals.

 

If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be?

 

  • For non-profits to partner and work together more, to achieve similar goals.

 

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links

 

 

Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use?

 

  • Opportunity, Innovative, Accomplished

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