Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala talks to children at Maseke Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala talks to children at Maseke Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

 Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba talks to children at Maseke Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba talks to children at Maseke Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

 Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba and Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala laugh after realizing that three of the students in their class are the children of fellow Black Mambas, Maseke Primary School, South Africa, 2017.   While Nkateko helps with Bush Babies for a few hours a week, Lewyn works on the program full-time. Lewyn works with very few resources, makes all her teaching materials herself, and spends most of her weekends preparing for next week’s lessons.

Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba and Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala laugh after realizing that three of the students in their class are the children of fellow Black Mambas, Maseke Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

While Nkateko helps with Bush Babies for a few hours a week, Lewyn works on the program full-time. Lewyn works with very few resources, makes all her teaching materials herself, and spends most of her weekends preparing for next week’s lessons.

 Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala arrives at Mhala Mhala Primary School, one of ten that participates in the Bush Babies Environmental Education Program, South Africa, 2017.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala arrives at Mhala Mhala Primary School, one of ten that participates in the Bush Babies Environmental Education Program, South Africa, 2017.

 Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala prepares her class at Mhala Mhala Primary School, one of ten that participates in the Bush Babies Environmental Education Program, South Africa, 2017.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala prepares her class at Mhala Mhala Primary School, one of ten that participates in the Bush Babies Environmental Education Program, South Africa, 2017.



 Every student’s attendance record and appearance are checked before class starts, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Every student’s attendance record and appearance are checked before class starts, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

 Morning prayer, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Morning prayer, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

 Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala hands out pens to those students who do not own one, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.   Due to a lack of resources like stationary, Lewyn has to collect the pens she hands out to students in order to be able to re-use them at the next school.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala hands out pens to those students who do not own one, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Due to a lack of resources like stationary, Lewyn has to collect the pens she hands out to students in order to be able to re-use them at the next school.

 Students take notes, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Students take notes, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

 A student’s notebook during a class about mammals, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

A student’s notebook during a class about mammals, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

 Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala stands in front of the class, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala stands in front of the class, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

 A student listens intently, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

A student listens intently, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

 Students take notes, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Students take notes, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

 School is out, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.  Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala drives on to the next school …

School is out, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala drives on to the next school …

 Students at Phalaborwa Primary School crowd around Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala who carries a plastic box filled with elephant dung, South Africa, 2017.   In the background, Herman, a Norwegian volunteer, carries Lewyn’s projection screen. Most days, however, she is on her own.

Students at Phalaborwa Primary School crowd around Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala who carries a plastic box filled with elephant dung, South Africa, 2017.

In the background, Herman, a Norwegian volunteer, carries Lewyn’s projection screen. Most days, however, she is on her own.

 Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala shows a student a dried ball of elephant dung, Phalaborwa Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala shows a student a dried ball of elephant dung, Phalaborwa Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

 Students wait to answer Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala’s question, Phalaborwa Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Students wait to answer Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala’s question, Phalaborwa Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

 Morning prayer, Foskor Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Morning prayer, Foskor Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

 Students listen to Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba talk about poaching, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Students listen to Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba talk about poaching, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

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 Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba leaves the classroom to show students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba leaves the classroom to show students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

 Students listen to the orders given by Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Students listen to the orders given by Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

 Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba demonstrates how to shout orders to a group of school children, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba demonstrates how to shout orders to a group of school children, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

 Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

 Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

 Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

 Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

 Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

 Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

 Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala talks to children at Maseke Primary School, South Africa, 2017.
 Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba talks to children at Maseke Primary School, South Africa, 2017.
 Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba and Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala laugh after realizing that three of the students in their class are the children of fellow Black Mambas, Maseke Primary School, South Africa, 2017.   While Nkateko helps with Bush Babies for a few hours a week, Lewyn works on the program full-time. Lewyn works with very few resources, makes all her teaching materials herself, and spends most of her weekends preparing for next week’s lessons.
 Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala arrives at Mhala Mhala Primary School, one of ten that participates in the Bush Babies Environmental Education Program, South Africa, 2017.
 Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala prepares her class at Mhala Mhala Primary School, one of ten that participates in the Bush Babies Environmental Education Program, South Africa, 2017.
 Every student’s attendance record and appearance are checked before class starts, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.
 Morning prayer, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.
 Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala hands out pens to those students who do not own one, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.   Due to a lack of resources like stationary, Lewyn has to collect the pens she hands out to students in order to be able to re-use them at the next school.
 Students take notes, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.
 A student’s notebook during a class about mammals, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.
 Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala stands in front of the class, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.
 A student listens intently, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.
 Students take notes, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.
 School is out, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.  Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala drives on to the next school …
 Students at Phalaborwa Primary School crowd around Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala who carries a plastic box filled with elephant dung, South Africa, 2017.   In the background, Herman, a Norwegian volunteer, carries Lewyn’s projection screen. Most days, however, she is on her own.
 Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala shows a student a dried ball of elephant dung, Phalaborwa Primary School, South Africa, 2017.
 Students wait to answer Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala’s question, Phalaborwa Primary School, South Africa, 2017.
 Morning prayer, Foskor Primary School, South Africa, 2017.
 Students listen to Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba talk about poaching, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.
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 Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba leaves the classroom to show students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.
 Students listen to the orders given by Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.
 Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba demonstrates how to shout orders to a group of school children, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.
 Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.
 Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.
 Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.
 Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.
 Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.
 Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala talks to children at Maseke Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba talks to children at Maseke Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba and Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala laugh after realizing that three of the students in their class are the children of fellow Black Mambas, Maseke Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

While Nkateko helps with Bush Babies for a few hours a week, Lewyn works on the program full-time. Lewyn works with very few resources, makes all her teaching materials herself, and spends most of her weekends preparing for next week’s lessons.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala arrives at Mhala Mhala Primary School, one of ten that participates in the Bush Babies Environmental Education Program, South Africa, 2017.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala prepares her class at Mhala Mhala Primary School, one of ten that participates in the Bush Babies Environmental Education Program, South Africa, 2017.



Every student’s attendance record and appearance are checked before class starts, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Morning prayer, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala hands out pens to those students who do not own one, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Due to a lack of resources like stationary, Lewyn has to collect the pens she hands out to students in order to be able to re-use them at the next school.

Students take notes, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

A student’s notebook during a class about mammals, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala stands in front of the class, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

A student listens intently, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Students take notes, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

School is out, Mhala Mhala Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala drives on to the next school …

Students at Phalaborwa Primary School crowd around Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala who carries a plastic box filled with elephant dung, South Africa, 2017.

In the background, Herman, a Norwegian volunteer, carries Lewyn’s projection screen. Most days, however, she is on her own.

Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala shows a student a dried ball of elephant dung, Phalaborwa Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Students wait to answer Bush Babies education officer Lewyn Maefala’s question, Phalaborwa Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Morning prayer, Foskor Primary School, South Africa, 2017.

Students listen to Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba talk about poaching, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba leaves the classroom to show students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Students listen to the orders given by Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba demonstrates how to shout orders to a group of school children, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

Black Mamba scout Nkateko Mzimba shows students how to properly stand at attention, Foskor Primary School, South Arica, 2017.

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