WeShamwari is a Swiss charity association founded in Zurich, Switzerland in February 2017 by a diverse group of friends, which share a passion for travelling, meeting people and experiencing the cultures of the world.
Our vision is to enhance a world where people, especially children, living in poverty are able to take control of their future and actively shape it. We wish to give an opportunity to as many African children and communities as possible through access to high-quality education, healthy food, safe playgrounds, aimed micro-credits, sport activities, and ecological literacy. We aim to identify and fund selected programs which will support African people, animals and/or the natural environment. Some projects will have short-term, easy-to-reach goals, while others will be longer term and hopefully have an even more significant impact.
We want to provide high transparency and active communication to our donors for each selected and sponsored project. We hope that our donors will be motivated to support our cause and give a small, but meaningful contribution to the African communities. Every single step will bring us closer to reaching our aspiration: to shape a better world, where we are proud to live in.
All projects are realized and implemented by non-governmental authorities and volunteers in close collaboration with the local communities. 100% of the sponsored funding will go to the projects – we don’t take any money for marketing, financial or any other administrative activity.
Whilst spending time at Shamwari Game Reserve as a vet student, I have volunteered with a variety of projects in the local communities. The outreach preventative health days were arranged by the vet nurse at Shamwari, Megan Sinclair, and showed how important these pets are to their owners. They offer protection as guard dogs, a reason to get up each morning, and most importantly - companionship. Seeing these communities first hand gave me the motivation to get involved with the fantastic work Weshamwari are doing! These clinics are more than a 'trip to the vet'; they educate the residents and bring the community together. It's so apparent how grateful the residents are, and how much fun the children have rounding up the stray dogs to bring them for their treatments! Now I am a qualified vet I plan to collaborate with Weshamwari to offer my veterinary knowledge to the community and to raise money for preventative treatments, such as rabies vaccinations, which can save both animal and human lives. With Weshamwari's support we are able to keep the animals healthy, and so can continue to strengthen the community.