ENVIRONMENTAL MONITOR CELEBRATIONS – Shoki Mafogo

On the 7thof December 2018, the K2C Environmental Monitors (EMs) gathered at Kgerekgere Lodge for their annual EM day celebration. The theme of the day was “Celebrating EMs in their uniqueness” and the mood of the day was vibrant and youthful.
Our partners from Mopani District and Maruleng Municipality, SANParks BSP and LEDET honoured this event with their presence, giving words of support to the EMs and recognising the impact that the EM program, which is funded by the Department of Environmental Affairs, has had in the landscape. 
The event had components of a prize giving ceremony where excelling EMs were recognized for their work during the year. The categories included acknowledgement of the most hard working EM per Group, most knowledgeable EMs, and the pot plant of the group (the one who keeps the group together). Our Data Capturer also facilitated Awards related to the performance on data submission under the following categories: Best quantitative data, qualitative data and the most consistent EM. This session was really a highlight of the day as EM saw the value in the work they had put in throughout the year.
Another interesting part of the day was the pageant that took place, and in the end produced Mr and Miss K2C! In this competition the participants, whom were all EMs, displayed their personality, made outfits out of recyclable material and showed off their environmental knowledge and skills. 
“The 2018 EM day was a fantastic experience!!”, Mr Vusi Tshabalala declared.

Entrants into the Paegeant Competition
Hardworking EMs

The EM Audience


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