Andrew Muir

2008 Laureate, Environment
South Africa, Born 1965

andrew@sa.wild.org

A working solution for disadvantaged youth

December 14, 2015

The success of Umzi Wethu, which creates career paths in conservation and tourism for students from deprived backgrounds in South Africa, has led to the creation of a sister programme. Lincoln Meyer’s prospects looked bleak a decade ago. No father, living in poverty in rural South...

READ MORE ON THE ROLEX AWARDS BLOG

Young lives transformed

March 31, 2015

South Africa’s Andrew Muir, chosen as a Rolex Laureate in 2008, is giving many vulnerable young people a new start in life. Conservationist Andrew Muir’s foundation is giving hope to young people in one of the poorest regions of South Africa. In 2006, Muir,...

READ MORE ON THE ROLEX AWARDS BLOG

Equipping South Africa’s young people for a better future

March 20, 2013

South African conservationist Andrew Muir is equipping vulnerable young people, many of whom have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS, with life and professional skills through his Umzi Wethu programme, which he aims to replicate throughout South Africa. Today, the Wilderness Foundation manages two Eastern Cape Umzi Wethu...

READ MORE ON THE ROLEX AWARDS BLOG

Rapid growth for youth training scheme

December 12, 2010

South Africa’s innovative Umzi Wethu Training Academy for Youth from impoverished communities, established by conservationist Andrew Muir, has expanded rapidly, far beyond the initial expectations of this 2008 Rolex Awards Laureate. Five years ago, when Muir conceived the idea to set up a multifaceted intervention programme to...

READ MORE ON THE ROLEX AWARDS BLOG

Other 2008 Laureates