Stars of the Future
We provide support for young people with the passion, motivation and aptitude to become future leaders within the conservation and environmental sectors. This includes:
University bursaries – The Gambia
In The Gambia the biggest barrier facing young people from poor, rural areas is an inability to afford university tuition fees. The Osprey Clubs scheme and Future Conservation Leaders programme help us to identify young people who would benefit from university bursaries. The University of The Gambia offers a range of environmental courses, including BSc in Agriculture, Biology and Environment Sciences as well as BSc in Geography. Tuition fees are typically £650-700 per year for these courses. We aim to offer a number of university bursaries annually, with numbers depending on funding secured. If you are interesting in supporting our bursaries scheme, please get in touch or donate here.
We work with conservation NGOs to offer exciting work experience placements for the young people we work with in both the UK and The Gambia.
Tailored leadership training
Leadership skills are just as important to young conservationists beginning their careers as those in more senior positions. We provide bespoke leadership training and mentoring for the young leaders we work with.
There is potential for young conservationists from the UK to travel to The Gambia to assist with the Osprey Clubs scheme and Future Conservation Leaders programme. If you are interested, please get in touch.
We are working with universities to explore additional opportunities for students in both the UK and The Gambia, including:
- Study placements for Gambian students at UK universities
- Fieldtrips to The Gambia for groups from UK universities
- Summer placements in The Gambia for UK undergraduates and MSc students, including opportunities to undertake dissertation fieldwork