On Tuesday the 29th of September 2015 Rhodes University’s Environmental
Committee hosted the 2015 Environmental Awards. WildREACH won the
Rhodes University Student Society/Residence Category. WildREACH
promotes social and environmental sustainability through wildlife
conservation and enhances the lives of learners from disadvantaged
communities by organising educational trips to game reserves and sea shores.
The trips allow learners to engage meaningfully with biodiversity and conservation.
Collen Vusie Mabaso and WildREACH president Samantha Wendy Houghton
received the award. “It’s really nice to get recognition, it’s not what we work for,
but it’s really nice for people to see what we do as well” said Houghton. “It gives
us hope for the future, we hope the new comm will be inspired doing such work
ased on the environment and sustainability but also community engagement,”