Table Mountain Programs

The ethos of Beyond Expectation Environmental Project (BEEP) is centred on the essentiality of introducing and reconnecting children and youth to the natural world, such as Table Mountain National Park. Children are only exposed to the world of townships which often dictate and regulate how they think, behave and act. “And that their dispositions are socially influenced” (McDonnell et al. 2009:43).
The overarching aim of Beyond Expectation Environmental Project is too conscientious children and youth on the importance of preserving our ecological world, whilst it is simultaneously used as a fitting space for the troubled township children and youth to confront their social challenges, like finding healing through nature therapy.

Our conservation strategy is informed by three pillars:

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BEEP believes that the future of conservation depends on the integration of local communities into conservation areas, hence the exposure of thousands of youth to Table Mountain.
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Research the potential use of nature therapy and green spaces as the coping mechanism for socially troubled township youth.
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Produce green graduates and a pool…. indigenous plants as a mitigating strategy against climate change.

Our Goals:

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To encourage young people to reclaim their heritage and reclaim their conservation spaces which have the potential to improve their well-being.
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Our goal is to transform the lives of socially troubled youth through nature therapy whilst others use nature as coping mechanism.
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To retain our members from primary schools, nurture and develop their leadership skills, coach and mentor them until university and beyond.
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To produce university graduates whilst producing visionary leaders and green entrepreneurs.
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Our goal is plant 2 million trees across Lady Frere as a mitigating strategy against climate change in the next two years.
BEEP aims to use nature to change the mind-set of young people by decolonis/zing their minds and instill a new way of life whilst greening their minds. BEEP unearth and develop visionary leaders while they are in their primary schooling.