CHANGING LIVES THROUGH NATURE CONSERVATION
Our main goal is to enlighten people and businesses on, and motivate towards, sustainable living and active participation in nature conservation. We thereby seek to equip and encourage people to fulfil God’s role for mankind, as stated in Genesis 1:26
Our objectives are derived from our main vision and subsequent mission. In its simplest form, this is to conserve nature through the educative proclamation of the truth statement that is ‘to love your neighbour as yourself’ (Matthew 22:39).
If we love ourselves and proclaim to love our neighbour, and even our God, we ought to ensure sufficient enlightenment and action on how to conserve nature. This applies in our capacity as an individual, a household, congregation, community, country and globally. As a people, we need a unified mindset to ensure righteous and fair use practices. All of this starts at the foundation of truth through educational endeavours.
OUR EDUCATION ARM
Our educational arm, Nature @ Heart, enables people to experience and learn about the natural environment in a fun way. Activities include interactive environmental education programmes, holiday programmes for children and team building activities. Overnight camps, senior citizen picnics, birthday parties and full moon walks also offer memorable experiences.
With our Nature @ Heart Environmental Education programme, dozens of children enjoyed a fun and informative outing in nature. They learned lessons on sustainable living, caring for the earth, enjoying nature and what it has to offer, Christian themed life lessons and more.
Funds generated enabled the programme to sponsor local, less privileged kids to join in.
The programmes were presented at Durbanville Nature Reserve and Altydgedacht Estate.
Our equine / Environmental Education programme exposed learners to nature, farm life and working with or taking care of horses at Equivalence Estate.
This taught the learners discipline and responsibility.
Apart from enjoying themselves, they experienced the calming benefits of working with these magnificent creatures.
Christian and nature themed recreational day programmes run by Nature @ Heart offer adventure and an opportunity to for children to get moving.
Activities such as zip lining offer practical teachings to rely on Jesus, just as you rely on the safety of a harness and cable of a zip line.
Verity Nature offers conservation services and recently conducted research on the quality of the river water in the Cederberg mountain catchment areas.
This research will help catchment coordinators to better understand the threats to the system and thereby improve conservation of biodiversity. This includes the conservation of two critically endangered fish species that occur only in these Western Cape catchment areas.
Our ability to reach people is nested in faith and holy ambition. We run fundraising campaigns from time to time, however, donations are also welcomed, as they extend our scope of service.