"We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
Help our Local African Staff
At C.A.R.E. we have a Voluntary Management team of four overseas professionals, along with an additional voluntary key staff team (also from overseas) of 3-5 people.
Our local African staff are all paid and they really do work really hard for their wages. All of our present local South African work force have been with us for over 4 years, and some like the renowned Bennet have been at C.A.R.E. since the early 90's!
We are proud to employ the local people and also very grateful for their dedicated service to the job.
Sponsor Jafta's Training Course
Sponsor SMALL's Training Course
Sponsor Fani's Training Course
Fani had to leave school to get a job and support his siblings, most of his wages pay for his sister to get an education. Help Fani.
Sponsor Erens' Training Course
How to help our Local African Staff team;
Presently we want to send all our local staff on a First Aid Training course which costs R500 per person (about $40/30GBP). This is to show them that their health and safety matters, to comply with labour laws and to show them that their development matters. We would LOVE you to make a difference to their lives and SPONSOR one of them to participate. If no one sponsors them, it means just one or two will get to take part.
All of our African labourers left school without many qualifications as they were forced to get a job to take care of their siblings and mothers. In South Africa HIV is an epidemic; The 2007 UNAIDS report estimated that 5,700,000 South Africans had HIV/AIDS, or just under 12% of South Africa's population of 48 million. In the adult population the rate is 18.5%. The number of infected is larger than in any other single country in the world.
Many of our workers have lost siblings and parents to AIDS/HIV which has meant they had to work to support the family left behind.
One of our workers is paying for his younger sisters education. Another employee has three young daughters who lost their mother to HIV. Each of our workers has a stressful life outside of work and are dedicated to their families. They work really hard to keep their job with us and often have very little money for themselves.
Since we have built the new Education Centre we are commited to empower our local workers and help them develop themselves; already many have enjoyed learning alongside the overseas volunteers about primates and conservation.
We always welcome donations of uniform, work boots, hats, socks etc. for our local workers, but we are also asking for help to aid their personal growth and development. You can make a huge difference to their life, their lives which they are dedicating to help the baboons and their families.
our Local African Staff team;
Jafta, Ross (AKA Small), Fani and Erens are our main animal-care staff that perpare the food, clean enclosures, feed the adult baboons and help generally around the centre.
Mashilane (Frans) and Mafura (Frans-Zita) change the water of each baboon enclosure every day and Mafura helps with general grounds cleaning/gardening.
Isaac is our builder and he has a helper Abel. Isaac and Abel always have a HUGE list of maintenance jobs and new projects to start.
Bennet also helps with the general animal care, gives bottles to weaned orphaned babies through the fence, is responsible for the water supply and supervises the daily feedings.
Netta is our house-keeper; she works quietly everyday ensuring the volunteers have clean clothes and that the human areas are kept clean.
Gilbert is our driver who collects food every day for the baboons.