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1 ALL OUT AFRICA FOUNDATION In 2006, the All Out Africa Foundation began its mission of improving the quality of life of people in need through education and skill development while at the same time working for the conservation of threatened species through research, awareness and conservation action in Swaziland and Southern Africa. This year, in 2014, we celebrated the launch of the Savannah Research Centre which was established in collaboration with the University of Swaziland and the University of Florida. Our social development projects blossomed in the realms of building and sports development initiatives and most importantly, we continued to provide a means of education for over 250 vulnerable children in the Hhohho region of Swaziland. Moreover, both our children s and wildlife funds impacted meaningful projects in both Swaziland and Mozambique.

2 Vision A better future by working together for wildlife and people in need in Southern Africa Mission Improve the quality of life of people in need through education and skill development & work for the conservation of threatened species through research, awareness and conservation action Strategy Engage people and resources from around the world in action and research for a sustainable Africa Core Values Integrity we live by honesty, are governed by conscience, and care for and respect each other Vision we strive for the greater good and better future, we foster dreams and opportunities, nurture leadership and reward innovation Communication we communicate positively, empathise with others, believe in partnerships, work as a team and celebrate successes Discipline we take individual responsibility, are accountable and strive to be efficient and effective Passion we are passionate about our works purpose, derive meaning and fulfilment from our work, strive for balance, have fun and enjoy life

3 Conservation & Wildlife Fund Our conservation mission of increasing research, awareness for conservation action has made tremendous strides in Through funds raised by the support of University of Swaziland and the University of Florida we have increased local and international field research conducted at our newly launched Savannah Research Centre. Based at Mbuluzi Game Reserve, in north-eastern Swaziland, the SRC s vision is to be globally recognized as a leader in research and education for conservation of the African savannahs. Specializing in facilitating ecological field research around processes that drive biodiversity and its link to human well-being, the centre hosts various groups of researchers both locally and from all around the world. To date, over 50 published journals have resulted from the research carried at the SRC. The SRC was launched on Friday December 5 th, 2014, and included representatives from our university partners, ministries, Big Game Parks Swaziland and many more. It was an exciting event and just the beginning of a world class research facility. In 2014, two UNISWA students completed their field research projects at SRC through funding managed by the Foundation. Machawe Maphala, a Masters Student at the University of Swaziland, completed his field research on the topic of, Breeding Biology of African White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) in Swaziland. He believes the newly launched research center has greatly improved the working environment for researchers. On the importance of receiving funds for research Maps concluded, Funds for research really make a difference for both the country and upcoming scientists and I consider this as an initiation of my science career. On the other hand, Fezile Mtsetfwa, another Masters student from the University of Swaziland was carrying out research depicting how different species of bats are affected by the abrupt interference of savanna by agro-ecosystem (specifically sugarcane) habitats. Her comments about effective collaboration to carry out field research include, My stay at the SRC as I conducted my research has been a memorable experience, learning from other students from overseas and field Biology experts. One of the more exciting

4 things that came from these interactions is research collaboration with my supervisor, Dr Bob McCleery and Julie Shapiro (University of Florida) and Dr. April Reside, a post-doc from Australia. This will definitely help me when I apply for a PhD. The 2014 All Out Africa Wildlife Fund supported a proposal to help fund an international humpback whale genetics research study carried out at our Marine Research Unit in Tofo, Mozambique, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society. The 2015 Wildlife Fund will be accepting proposals by end of February to support local and international conservation research. It is available to students and organizations who share a similar mandate in supporting conservation research, awareness and action. Sports Development Through support from our major sports donor, BOOST Charitable Trust (Building on Overlooked Sporting Talent) our sports development programs continue to impact the children of Swaziland in a positive and meaningful way. Through play and games at our local Neighbourhood Care points, more than 300 children are exposed to basic fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping throwing while learning valuable life skills at the same time. Our passionate coaches and international volunteers play a critical role in facilitating these daily morning activities with the children. Concepts such as teamwork, communication and increased self-confidence have all been identified as a result of our programs with the pre-schools. Moreover, in 2014, we continued to expose our children to a variety of sporting codes including swimming lessons, cycling, and horseback vaulting with nearby facilities and support from our community partners.

5 Further sport development is encouraged by young children who have the opportunity to participate in Under 10 co-ed soccer tournaments as well as our annual Under 15 soccer league in the Lobamba constituency. This league has grown in heaps and bounds and this year marked a very generous contribution from a connection at Arsenal who donated new soccer kit to the top team. The league was a double round robin league played throughout the year and has now gained the attention from the Swaziland National Football Association. We are looking ahead to this coming year and the support from the FA in strengthening both our administrative capacities, but also empowering our coaches and ultimately the athletes at large. Our tournaments and leagues support our vision of the Foundation of identifying future talent for a variety of sporting codes, while at the same time, encouraging young children to be active and live a healthy lifestyle through sport and play. Build a Future Program Working for the community, with the community, at community level Through immense collaboration between our international volunteers, local staff and local community members, 2014 has proven to be a productive year in our building program. New buildings were constructed, classrooms and kitchens restored, gardens cultivated and much more. Working primarily out of six Neighbourhood Care Points our Foundation team seeks the need for building improvements, whether they are classrooms or homes to support our sponsored children and families. As a result of this year s build-a-future program we can attest to safer, cleaner learning environments, healthier and sustainable livelihoods through our food security and gardening initiatives. We have sourced funding support from the Swaziland Charitable Trust and can give immense gratitude to our volunteers for their hands-on and financial support.

6 2014 Year Review for Build-a-Future Program Building Location Build-A-Future Donor Lobamba NCP Play area upgraded Mlindazwe NCP Ezulwini NCP Ekuzukekeni NCP New classroom Garden Cultivated New swings built for playground Recycling Initiative New Storeroom Classroom Painted New kitchen built Fencing extended Tree planting S.Kruse Donation Eimear & Ciara Donation, Walter Lily Group Bethany NCP Swings repaired Mahlanya NCP Classroom painted, inside & out Glass fitting Playground upgrades, swings etc World Challenge, All Out Africa Adventure Tours

7 Education Child Sponsorship The Swaziland Child Sponsorship scheme developed out of the high need to help orphaned and vulnerable children attend school. In 2014, the Foundation supported 256 children to pay for school fees and uniforms in order to attend school. With the increasing number of children we are looking to support, the donors and their continuous support to help children in need is instrumental. Our sponsored children are identified with help of community members, our NCP teachers and other project support partners. Once the child has been identified, our team conducts a home visit to assess the need of that child and his or her family s financial status. Thereafter we source donors to help fund their school fees, school uniforms, books and often transport related fees. Often times through our child sponsorship scheme we are able to help identify the need for further assistance for such things as medical care, housing or building repairs for the family and even monthly food deliveries. Our sponsorship program is holistic in addressing the need of vulnerable children in Swaziland. Our collaborative team plays a vital role in helping ensure report cards are received, updated photos are taken, children are well looked after and so forth.

8 Donations Throughout the course of the year we received a vast variety of donations from individuals passing through, from All Out Africa volunteers and many other notable personnel. Our donations are an important aspect to successfully being able to implement our programs. A special thanks goes out to Mr. Kim Roques our Director who donated a car to the Foundation (won on a hole in one shot!) First Aid Kits Sports Equipment U 15 Soccer League Prizes Gardening Building Christmas Hampers Hunger Relief Teacher/Cooking ladies Incentives

9 Soccer shoes donations Cooking ladies preparing NCP lunch First Aid Kits donated to all NCP s All Out Africa Children s Fund The All Out Africa Wildlife & Children s Fund aims to provide long-term financial support to grow and sustain projects in supporting children in need in Southern Africa. This year the fund was able to support a variety of proposals. Namely, sponsoring 3 staff members to complete their Level 1 First Aid training, a new camera for the sponsorship program and kick-starting a road safety initiative program in Mozambique to teach children the importance of how to cross the road.

10 Annual Report 2014

11 Summary of Funds REVENUE WILDLIFE SOCIAL WILDLIFE 55% OTHER 9% SOCIAL 36% WILDLIFE FUND 1% UNISWA 51% STOPRAT VULTURE 36% 12% CHILDREN'S FUND 3% BUILDING 16% EDUCATION 51% SPORTS 30% , , , , , , , , ,00 0,00 ALL OUT AFRICA PROJECT ANALYSIS 2014 EXPENSES REVENUE

12 Thank You All Out Africa Projects & Tours Local and International Volunteers BOOST Charitable Trust Brighton Swimming School Swaziland Charitable Trust Child Sponsorship Donors University of Swaziland University of Florida NCP Communities & Project Partners Individual Donors Hunger Relief West Ottawa Soccer Club Development Squared Get Involved! Become an All Out Africa Volunteer Donate to the Foundation or a specific project Sponsor a Swazi Child Blog about your experience with All Out Africa Facebook/Twitter/Website

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