Africa Foundation has been active in the communities on this island since 2015, with the launch of the Oceans Without Borders programme in 2018. Benguerra Island is part of the Bazaruto Archipelago, 14km off the coast of Mozambique. The Archipelago consists of 6 islands that are collectively a National Park – due to their natural beauty and marine biodiversity. Benguerra Island is home to approx. 1,500 residents, who live a very simple life. Benguerra Island is a focal point for marine conservation activities as part of Oceans Without Borders.
Our partnership leverages the strengths of the two organisations, with the local &Beyond team directly supporting the work of our local project team and our community partners. We believe that conservation is best achieved by ensuring that the benefits of conservation are shared by the communities that are the stewards of Africa’s conservation landscapes and seascapes. Our work has a focus on conserving ecosystems, future foundations and future leaders.
Actively raising funds to support the local communities with the necessary resources and tools to monitor collection of fish catch to help with sustainable resource management
Africa Foundation is actively raising funds with the intention of developing the school into a quality educational facility
Africa Foundation is actively raising funds with the intention of developing the clinic into a quality health facility
Support by covering the cost of x2 CLEF student tertiary bursaries for a year, that are from the identified rural communities of Benguerra
Support by covering the cost of Echo conservation lessons per annum, that educates communities about the broad environmental topics
Fundraising for Hippo Water Rollers around the Benguerra Island communities
Support by covering the cost of purchasing solar lanterns for the local community and school
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