The Karingani area was heavily affected by Mozambique’s civil war and has subsequently suffered from reduced investment and challenges arising from under-development and economic neglect. Karingani’s stakeholder model represents a departure from considering our neighbours as merely “local communities”. Rather, we see them as partners whose involvement and support are critical to the success of the Karingani Project.
Karingani aims both to support and uplift our neighbours by creating sustainable economic and employment opportunities, and to help them promote and preserve their culture. In this context, we see education as a two-way street: we have as much to learn about Karingani as we have to teach about conservation, project management and creating a sustainable economic model. This is a partnership of equals, each of whom has unique skills and knowledge to contribute. As with every aspect of the Karingani Project, we see our engagement with our neighbours as a long-term commitment. They’re a vital part of the Karingani story, and we want to help them tell theirs.