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Wow our hearts and enter your favourite Chimfunshi chimpanzee or 'people of Chimfunshi' photo, to be featured in the 2015 Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage calendar. Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage is one of the oldest and largest chimpanzee sanctuaries in the world and is internationally recognised as such. Today, Chimfunshi is home to nearly 130 chimpanzees. The Board of Trustees and Management of Chimfunshi, along with African Impact are constantly proposing and implementing new projects that are designed to improve the care of the chimpanzees and the lives of the people of Chimfunshi. Some of the new initiatives in need of fundraising include: CONSERVATION FOCUSED Construction of four new large outdoor enclosures - this is the largest and most complex of our current projects, because it not only requires the installation of high electric fences, but also a building with spacious cages for each enclosure, where the chimpanzees will be fed, observed and receive medical treatment. COMMUNITY FOCUSED Education - expansion of the school for those children living in the villages is currently being planned. Additional school materials and the recruitment of additional teachers are also needed to improve the education of the Chimfunshi children. Healthcare - Chimfunshi has received permission from the Zambian authorities to build a Health Clinic to provide primary care to the people of Chimfunshi and its surrounding communities. The aim is to construct a building in the next few months that will have the basic furniture, instruments and medicine available to treat patients to reduce the need to travel more than 30kms to the nearest clinic. As you can imagine, taking care of 130 chimps, 500 cattle, numerous other wildlife such as young baboons and vervet monkeys, as well as developing Chimfunshi for a brighter future, costs a lot of money; Chimfunshi operates entirely on donations and sponsorship, without the financial support provided by our valued Donors, the sanctuary and its inhabitants could not survive. How Can You Help? Submit your favourite Chimfunshi photo whether it is of the chimps or of the people of Chimfunshi by e-mailing your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight GMT on 17th October 2014. Please be sure to include your full name, when you were at Chimfunshi, and if you were volunteering, visiting, researching or studying. What Do You Get Out of the Competition? If your photo is picked for the calendar (there will be 12!), you will receive recognition across the African Impact social media sites, and your name will appear on the back of the calendar!
All proceeds from the sale of the calendars will be donated to the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.
Learn more about our projects at Chimfunshi by visiting the project information pages for our programs.