Peace Parks

Ubuntu. I love this philosophy, a gift from many African traditions – that we share this experience of humanity as a collective. It comes with a wonderful sense of connection and belonging to others, but it also implies a great sense of responsibility for how we treat...

Educating Girls

Warning: this post contains material covering the topic of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that may cause distress and discomfort to sensitive readers. Educating women and girls is one of the top ten solutions to climate change, according to Project Drawdown: the most...

Second Thoughts

So after putting in the months of work it has taken to put this website together, I took a break over the Christmas/New Year period to rest and reflect. Reading and listening for fun only. Leisurely walks for fun only. As January rolled in I started to look at my task...

A Wildhearted Revolutionary

In the previous post – Pure Spaces – I shared the values Pure Spaces Education is grounded in. In this post I want to delve a little deeper in how these values came to be. About 7 years ago I came across a book that was to change my life. After reading it I was...

Pure Spaces

Pure Spaces began as a kernel of an idea in 2007. I was living at Twee Rivieren rest camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and working as a volunteer intern for SANParks People and Conservation.   At the time I remember being so overwhelmed by the paradox that is...