Kasamba Women’s Group Constitution Meeting
On Saturday February 22nd, 13 members of the Kasamba Women’s Group gathered at Kasanka’s Conservation Centre to undergo a day long workshop covering the writing of an official constitution and lessons on financial literacy, skills which will be essential to the overall sustainability of the group. Such community outreach activities may seem less glamorous than other conservation related activities, like beekeeping or tree planting, but are no less important! Increased participation in local business ensures that community members grow the capacity to pursue alternative livelihoods, as opposed to exploitive activities such as poaching or charcoal burning. This is just one example of the many year-round community outreach programs that contribute to the conservation of Kasanka National Park.
In the pictures: Nyambe Kalaluka, community outreach team member / Nyambe Kalaluka, and Treasurer for Kasamba Women’s Group, Abigail Kunda, teaching the group how to balance financial details for the group’s baking business.