For over a decade FNB has supported this initiative, primarily because it raises awareness about the importance of conservation and has brought the parks closer to our communities," Dr Simphiwe Madikizela, provincial head for Gauteng: FNB Public Sector Banking.
Mketeni further added that SANParks is committed to raising awareness about the importance of environmental education and the need to sustain the splendour of our national parks. "As an organisation, we have a Social Legacy Programme which is part of SANParks initiatives to support the communities that stay adjacent to the park by providing them with infrastructure and related resources in areas of education, health and other identified needs."
"SANParks continues to pledge its support for education through the provision of much-needed facilities such as the refurbishment of the Swellendam Secondary School Science Laboratory that will be opened on Monday 9 September as part of SANPW. This science laboratory will officially be opened by the SANParks CEO together with seven other science laboratories that have been donated to no fee-paying schools across the Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Western Cape provinces," adds Mketeni.
Mketeni invites all South Africans to explore a national park near them and find out why they need to conserve these natural environments for future generations.
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