Recently, Global Sojourns’ clients’, the Loackers, traveled with us to Zambia. As a special treat, together with Norman Carr Safaris we arranged a special afternoon for the Loackers with several girls from the local community. Here’s what NCS had to say about the day in their August newsletter:
NCS has always been a leader in the community, we were the first company to start a school project in Mfuwe more than 30 years ago and we’re very active in local health, conservation and forestry issues too. Have a look at our community and conservation page on the website at www.normancarrsafaris.com and click on “About”.
We work closely with our great friends Chipembele Wildlife Education Centre on several projects and had a wonderful day this week taking members of the Chipembele Girls Club for a game drive to Mchenja Camp to join our guests for tea. It was such fun, but also wonderful for the girls to meet people from other cultures, see the wildlife and how it benefits the local economy and helped widen horizons for both girls and guests. They were accompanied by myself, Anna Tolan and ‘Aunty’ Eunice Nakacinda who runs the girls club.
They learnt a new word – ‘WOW’ – the guests at Mchenja were saying it a lot and the girls asked Aunty Eunice what it meant – she told them it conveyed surprise and pleasure – they were all singing out WOW!! – for the rest of the day and we returned to Mfuwe to drop them home to more choruses of WOWW and gales of laughter and excited chatter!
The cupcakes spelled out the girl’s club motto – “STRONG GIRLS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD”! As you can see – this is also emblazoned on their beautiful pink club t-shirts.
The girls met one of NCS’s very own “Strong Women” at Mchenja – Judy Shuma, whom many guests will know from Kapani Lodge. The visit started with polite and slightly shy handshakes – but ended in warm hugs and new friendships.
Special thanks from us all to the Loacker family and the Wyckoff family, The Giving Circle, Priscilla and Valentina at Global Sojourns and also Zambian Ground Handlers.
Christina (Gid) and all the team