Game Rangers International
2016 – 2018
Game Rangers International (GRI) is a Zambian conservation organisation that works alongside the Department of National Parks and Wildlife to protect wildlife in Zambia. The organisation has been active in Kafue National Park since 2008, and was originally founded to protect the threatened elephant population in the national park through law enforcement, animal welfare, education and outreach.
John and Jenny Casson have worked with GRI for a number of years and funded some of their projects through personal donations, but in this case the John Casson Foundation supported an educational initiative to provide a motorbike and training for their educational officer, Kelvin Chandra.
Before the sponsorship, Kelvin had to cycle vast distances in searing heat or torrential rain to reach 800 students in schools across the area. Now, thanks to the support of the foundation, he has increased his reach and is able to teach conservation to 2,400 students.