The Children in The Wilderness' Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Programme focuses on children with commitment and potential who have been identified in Eco-Clubs and on annual Camps through showing a particular interest in conservation.
The programme is an extension of concepts introduced in EcoClubs and during camp, with a greater focus on career guidance, communication, leadership, teamwork and further environmental education.
These camps are usually smaller, with fewer children attending, allowing for focused work groups and increased participation of all children. The YES programme also allows the opportunity for EcoMentors to spend more time with the children and identify candidates for the scholarship and internship programme. YES Clubs have been running in Botswana since 2008, where 582 children have been hosted to date. As our programme grows in each region, YES Clubs and Camps are introduced, allowing the programme to grow with the children, and continue to provide them with environmental education and support. The programme also aims to inspire them to develop conservation methods that can sustain their lives and those of the future generations.