Rusty Labuschagne heads up a Professional FGASA Level One Training Course in Zimbabwe and shares a message for his future trainees:
We believe nature holds the power to educate more than any school can. Becoming a guide with Pathfinders is not about mastering nature, it is about embracing it. This is how we become more at one with the world that we live in. And then we take you further on this incredible journey, because when you embrace nature, you start to understand it, and then we care for it, with all our might. And we want to share and celebrate this with every guest that we guide. We see conservation as a collaborative approach that starts with that first igniting of wonder in our surroundings, and the more we learn, the greater our passion to protect what is so precious.
Pathfinders has been designed from a Passion. From a love of the nature, a passion for providing people with quality guiding experiences and a love showcasing the amazing continent that is Africa. Every course we run is planned with this in mind, and this year we are proud to launch our mobile course in Zimbabwe.
This is the first of its kind in that you are based out of several locations to learn different aspects of guiding, building a more in-depth, varied understanding of the different types of ecosystem and how to guide in them accordingly. Pathfinders is about quality. We don’t want to be the company that says we produce the most, we want to be producing the best. Our promise to you is that we will give you the best experience and training possible. Be ready for some hard work, to have your comfort zone pushed, and be ready to learn. Whether you’re doing a course to become a guide or you want to learn more about the bush, prepare to see and experience nature, to be humbled, and leave different, being more at one with nature, having a better understanding and respect. We hope you leave in a greater position to help responsibly showcase what Africa has to offer to others. I look forward to personally meeting and guiding you though the FGASA level 1 course.