South African conservationist Andrew Muir is harnessing the healing powers of nature to help young people orphaned by HIV/AIDS become independent citizens. Andrew’s Umzi Wethu programme provides vulnerable but motivated youths with vocational training and jobs in the burgeoning ecotourism industry, while immersing them in their country’s rich natural heritage.
percentage of youth attending Umzi Wethu who were orphaned because of AIDS
percentage of graduates from Andrew's two Eastern Cape academies who have made the successful transition into employment
the number of jobs Andrew wants to create over the next 10 years