The tropical rainforest and the chimpanzees are disappearing at alarming speed.
Let's act now to guarantee their survival!
Thank you for visiting and taking the time to hear our appeal!
Normally, Club P.A.N. would start its 9th school year this October 2015 in Côte d'Ivoire. Unfortunately, we were unable to secure funding this year despite the amazing results we have achieved with the program and all the children we have reached.
This means that 15 schools with more than 1000 children will not learn about environmental issues, endangered species, local flora and fauna, biodiversity, conflicts between animals and humans and good hygienic practices this year and perhaps not ever again in the foreseeable future around the Taï National Park.
We have been making progress to incorporate Club P.A.N. into the national school curriculum but that has not happened yet and we really do not want to lose the momentum we have been developing over the last 8 years. The first meetings with the Ministry of Education happened earlier this year and stopping Club P.A.N. now may be the end of the entire national initiative as well.
We are now asking for crowd funding and for you to support us in our 9th year on Global Giving!
As little as 10 dollars will pay for a Club P.A.N. T-Shirt and book for one child with 12 sessions in it and have them included in the program. If you are able to donate more here is how your money will contribute to running Club P.A.N. in 2014-2015:
- $20 will support one Club P.A.N. teacher for a month
- $50 will pay the pre- and post-evaluation of one school
- $80 will pay one conservation activity for one school such as planting trees
- $100 will create one nature class room and pay materials for 12 sessions
- $200 will pay one parents' day
- $300 will pay the training for one teacher
- $500 will pay the monthly salary of the two Club P.A.N. coordinators
Even if you can only donate a few dollars every little bit counts, please consider helping us reach our goal to fund Club P.A.N. this year.
Please spread the word on twitter, facebook and any other way you can - Thank you et Merci!
If you prefer to donate directly to the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation please donate here and earmark your donation "for Club P.A.N.": http://www.wildchimps.org/wcf/english/files/donation.htm
WCF is honored for its outstanding contribution to conservation in Liberia!
On the Edge: The State and Fate of the World's Tropical Rainforests
launched on May 21st, 2015 by Claude Martin and Thomas E. Lovejoy
At a ceremony at the University of St Andrews, Christophe Boesch
from the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF) was presented
with "The St Andrews Prize for the Environment".
New in 2014: Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF) - US with 501(c) (3) status
See bank information under: "How can you help"- Donate to WCF
Final annual report of the WCF 2014 [PDF]
Meet Oscar and the chimpanzees of the Taï National Park!
Watch the interview with Sir David Attenborough!