The long-term community development goal is to assist communities to thrive, both economically and socially.
The impact of community work is integral to the company’s 100-year conservation purpose to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for future generations. It isn’t enough to support the people who live in and around our lodges with token contributions to small business or education. As Luke Bailes, Singita’s founder puts it: “[community partnership] only works if our commitment to the local communities is so deep that they trust that what we’re doing, preserving this land, is in their interest.”
Community teams assist communities to thrive economically and socially in harmony with the natural environment. Programs have three main objectives: supporting quality education and skills development programmes; the development of small enterprises; and an improved awareness of conservation and sustainable daily living practices.
Singita supports access to quality education and skills development, including holistic early childhood education, digital learning, scholarships and certification programmes to prepare young adults for the workplace.
In order to reduce the dependency on the land that is being protected, it is essential that communities have an alternative source of income and food.
Building awareness and understanding of the importance of protecting the environment within the community is essential to the success of conservation efforts.
Helping rural communities at this critical time Due to the potentially devastating impact of COVID-19, the South African government acted early, declaring a nationwide lockdown in March. This swift and decisive action definitely saved lives and allowed health services to prepare and increase their capacity, but the negative effects on the economy and livelihoods in…
The Malilangwe Trust’s Cadet Ranger Programme in Zimbabwe is aimed at young men aged 16-18, and empowers them to enter the job market and become valuable members of their community. Rural areas in Zimbabwe offer scant opportunities for training, which means young people often face very uncertain futures once they leave school. This real need…
Following the success of the events in 2018 and 2019, we are inviting runners of all levels to join an all-women run across the untouched wilderness areas of Singita Grumeti’s private concession in the western corridor of the Serengeti, home to a plethora of wildlife and a unique ecosystem. This exclusive, purpose-driven opportunity will raise funds towards…
Singita employs 1,200 staff within its 5 regions and deliberately maximizes monthly purchases from local enterprises. In this way, Singita plays a role in strengthening the local economy.
For both English and Maths, learners participating in the Open Learning Academy improve by at least 40% on internal benchmark exams.1,750+
The number of students and teachers who have attended Singita Grumeti Fund's Environmental Education courses at in the Serengeti to date.
The success of our long-term conservation goal relies on revenue from our lodges and the generous support of donors.