Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Husband the Adventurer

My husband, "the adventurer" came across a very cool volunteer program in Africa, for Wildlife Preservation. We've been really considering doing some sort of volunteering in another country and have researched several websites. Jon is really into protecting and helping wildlife, and this program seems like a very interesting opportunity for the both of us, to do exactly that.

The basic idea of this volunteer program is...... well I'll just take it straight from the website:

"The commercial farms that are continuing to spread across the area are starting to threaten the wildlife that has resided in the area for centuries. The animals, such as leopards, cheetahs, hyena, caracals and jackals are given to attack the livestock on the farms and the farmers are forced to act against the predators. The goal of the project is to track the wild animals so that farmers can be informed when they are approaching their farms and where to keep their livestock away from when they feed, all while protecting the animals with minimal disturbance to their environment."

How awesome would this be?!?

I think we would both totally enjoy this opportunity and really learn a lot, not to mention experience Africa up close and personal. What an incredible adventure!!

We're looking into volunteering for two weeks in 2010! I really hope it works out and that we are able to volunteer for this program. It would be such a treat to help preserve the wildlife in certain parts of Africa. I just think that it's amazing that there are these types of opportunities out there. I'll definitely keep ya'll posted and let you know for sure if we will get the chance to do this. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Hope ya'll have a wonderful Tuesday!

19 comments:

Kaci said...

Amazing opportunity!! Hope you get the chance! =)

Grand Pooba said...

I love how you and your husband are always doing things together and taking any opportunity to start new adventures, keep it up!

Sweet Simplicity said...

That would be a once in a lifetime trip!

Lindsey said...

So amazing!!! Def keep us posted!!

We are saving up to go to South Africa in the future, sometime before we have kids. It is a LONG plane ride and very expensive so we're saving and acquiring the time to leave our jobs for 2 weeks. Can't wait!!

Katie said...

that sounds so wonderful! I hope you can do it!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Wow...that would be such an amazing opportunity!!

Annie said...

that would definately be an adventure! what a cool oportunity!!
keep us all posted ;)

Jenny G said...

That would be AMAZING! I got the chance to do a little volunteer work in Ghana, West Africa on a study abroad trip for a couple of weeks in 2007...I'll tell you, there's nothing like Africa! What website is it?

Lil' Woman said...

That is awesome, what an amazing oppurtunity! :)

Chase said...

Awesome! Keep us informed :)
Would love to see you guys go out there

Kris Norman said...

That sounds like so much fun! I hope it works out for you - Keep us updated!

What's the name of the program?

April said...

Hey girl! What an amazing opportunity and what a really neat way to give back. My fingers are crossed and prayers are with you. Great to hear from you and hope that things are great!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I think that sounds great!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That would be amazing! I'm not sure how I'd feel about traveling to Africa (Hong Kong is exotic enough for me), but it sounds like an incredible opportunity. I say... do it! And tell us all about it!

katie + bret said...

WOW! That would be such an amazing and worth while thing for you guys to do! PLUS, fun!!!

Such big hearts you guys have :)

valerie said...

That would be an amazing adventure.
Keep us posted.

Abbie said...

What a great opportunity! I really hope you guys are able to do it...I can't even imagine how amazing an experience like that would be! Good for you!

C said...

I just love how adventurous you guys are!! This sounds so exciting!

morewineplease said...

I am sure it will be amazing!