January 5, 2012
I was a former VSO volunteer placed in Namibia. I had never the opportunity to visit CCF but heard many stories about it. Coming from Asia, i know little of the history of the animals but i know that originally they were many in Asia and soon numbers decline until they were totally extinct from the continent. I worked with youth groups as a social worker in Opuwo in Namibia and most of the youth shared their wonderful stories about volunteering with CCF. A number of the youth recalled their favorite cheetah - Chewbakka. They shared that a parrot would always call on Chewbakka and he will run fast to the house of the Doctor Laurie where the parrot is located. Most of the former youth volunteers explained that they learned a lot about conservation and respect to animals. Since most of them grew up in villages with livestock as the main source of their livelihoods, wild animals are always a prey to them. The work that CCF had been doing in conservation had been very inspiring. I am now a volunteer based in Southern Africa and is planning to go to Namibia just to visit CCF. Presently i am facebook fan and had been sharing articles and pictures about CCF. Most of my FB friends became aware of cheetahs and are also planning to visit and see the animals given the opportunity.
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