Tisamale means ‘we conserve’ in Zambia.

The first stage of the exchange program was completed this year when seven MATZ (Mentors at the Zoo) travelled more than 10,000 kilometres to the village of Mfuwe in Zambia. Working with wildlife professionals and organisations, they collaborated with local communities and helped spread the message about conservation.

This brilliant opportunity allowed the MATZ to gain amazing life skills, immerse themselves in the vibrant local culture and form friendships that will last forever.

Next year Tisamale Too, the second stage of the program, will give 14 young Zambians the opportunity to travel here and learn about the unique animals and conservation efforts in Australia.

Help us make this dream come true!

By purchasing a beautiful handmade flag, you will help a young Zambian conservationist get a step closer to Australia. The flags are made from a selection of gorgeous, versatile Chitenge fabrics which are worn in rural areas of Zambia as skirts or head scarves by local women and can be made into shirts. Each pattern represents one of the Zambian conservationists making their way to our shores in 2019.

You have the power to make a difference in the lives of some incredible young people, so pick a pattern and help dreams come true. Or buy a complete set and you will bring them an amazing 30 kilometres closer to their dream!

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Meet young conservationists of Mfuwe, Zambia!

 

 

Fanny Zulu

My name is Fanny Zulu. I am 19 years old. I live with my uncle and aunty, but both my parents are alive. I can describe myself as confident and loving.

My favourite animal in Australia is kangaroo, and in Zambia is elephant because of shape and behaviour. I like playing with my friends and going in the bush to learn the importance of some small creatures.

Am happy to hear that you are coming in July.
Wishing you GOOD LUCK!!!

BYE!!!

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Ester Chikobeni

My name is Ester Chikobeni. I am 18 years old. I live with mu Mum, two brothers and one sister. I would say am Mum’s favourite pet. Two words I would use to describe myself are loving and creative. I like going out with my friends and learning new things.

Have been a member of the Chipembele Conservation Club since 2016. After completing school, I want to be a journalist because I like standing and talking in
public.

The animal that I like in Africa is zebra and in Australia is the koala and I wish to see it when I come there.

See you soon!!!

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Shaban Phiri

My name is Shaban Phiri and I am 16 years old. I am one of the Chipembele Conservation Club members. If I would describe myself in three words I would say I am passionate, enthusiastic and social and I love learning new things and also mingling and making new friends.

I am really lucky that we live right next to beautiful South Luangwa National park which has a fascinating and most sustainable wildlife. One of my favourite African animals is the leopard and Australian animal is a kangaroo.

I would like to study Animal Behaviour and do some skill-up in photography so that I can be the voice for the voiceless (animals). Can’t wait to meet you and really excited!

Shaban Phiri

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Cetwayo

I am Cetwayo Zulu, am 17 years old. Am in my last year of school. I live with my Mum, Dad and my little sisters. I have a pet dog named Brave and we keep also keep chickens. My favourite African animal is a lion and my favourite Australian animal is a Tasmanian devil.

I like playing sports, mostly football and like watching animal documentaries. I want to study ecology when I finish school. I’ve never been in a plane before so this will be my first time and I can’t wait to see you guys in July although am a little bit nervous!

See you soon!

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Agripa Zulu

My name is Agripa Zulu. I can define myself as someone who likes to work with others, especially in challenges and someone who is social to anyone. My favourite African animal is the baboon. I know all animals are clever but the baboon is much cleverer as to nearly be a person. And my favourite Australian animal is the Tasmanian devil.

I like to sing and so I spend some of my free time writing songs and I also like to read books. I like to joke, especially when I am eating because that’s when I feel like more than happy.

Anyway, I can’t wait to see you all in our hot place (Mfuwe). Hope to see you all in Australia when we come. Oooooh I can’t wait! Am a funny boy.

Agripa

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Ganizahni Mwanza

Hello, my name is Ganizahni Mwanzah AKA Gee. I am 18 years old and am doing my last year at school (year twelve). I am social, friendly and cool and in my free time I like trying new stuff, rapping and dancing. With good grades I want to do a course related with conservation. Am so passionate about each and everything we do at the club and I think we’ve got a lot to conserve.

My favourite African animal is the lion and in Australia is the most iconic animal, the kangaroo. My friends introduced me to Conservation Club in September. That’s when I joined the Conservation Club until now.

Thank God for the opportunity and thank you guys, can’t wait to see you.

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Amos Banda

Hello! My name is Amos Banda, am a boy aged 18 years old. Firstly, I would describe myself in four ways as Ambitious, Marvellous, Obedient and Self-disciplined, and much of a smiling type of person. Like I said I am ambitious and for that I am highly working hard to achieve my ambition to be a biologist in wildlife.

I am currently doing my last grade of my secondary education. My hobbies are dancing and playing music. I live with my Dad, Mom and my brother and sisters.

I am a full member of Conservation Club and my favourite wild animal is a lion. I am glad to be part of the Tisamale Global Exchange and I can’t wait to meet you guys.

Amos

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Benson Beza

My name is Benson Beza, am the first born in my family and I have three young sisters. Am 19 years old and would describe myself in three ways as short, friendly and creative. I like learning new things from my friends, teachers and learning from Internet.

I love being a member of Conservation Club because it is my duty or responsibility to take care of wildlife. When I complete my senior secondary level, I want to study animal science and become a vet technician.

My favourite animal in Africa is elephant and my favourite animal in Australia is kangaroo. For me going to Australia it will be a wonderful opportunity and my dream will come true. I hope and trust that we will see each other soon.

Good Lucky
Benson

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Abraham Njobvu

My name is Abraham Njobvu, 18 years of age and I am a proud Conservation member. When I finish school my ambition is to study animal science and ecology because am curious to protect our environment and animals.

I can describe myself as intelligent, involving, cooperative, respectful and curious. My Australian favourite animal is a kangaroo because I heard and learnt so many interesting facts about it. My African (Zambian) favourite animal is a leopard because it is the most secretive animal when hunting.

When I was selected to come to Australia I felt very happy because I am going to learn more Australian conservation issues and how you conserve the wildlife.

Thank you, see you soon!

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Jacob Mphasi

Hi MATZ, my name is Jacob Mphasi. I am 18 years old and I’ll be completing my secondary level of education this year. When I complete my secondary school level the ambition that I have is to do any conservation related course, but more especially veterinary science.

If I have to describe myself in three words I would say I’m courageous, humble and friendly. My favourite animal in Australia is a koala and in Zambia it is a leopard. Things that I like to do in my own spare time are swimming, reading novels and watching conservation and wildlife movies (documentaries). I don’t have much more to say but all I can say is I can’t wait to see you guys.

See you soon!!!
Thank you, Jacob

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Brian Banda

My name is Brian Banda, one of the Chipembele Conservation Club and I am 17 years old. I am in the 12th year and one of the lucky 14 students who made it in the TISAMALE GLOBAL EXCHANGE.

I can describe myself as passionate, social and a never give up person. I really love exploring and competing with my comrades where necessary. I am so passionate in caring for animals and I want to be a veterinarian doctor.

My favourite Zambian animal is the dung beetle and my favourite Australian animal is the kangaroo. I have seen your mind raking profiles and they are awesome, just can’t wait to meet you all. See you soon, in the next two months.

Brian Banda

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Presence Musenge

My name is Presence Musenge. I am 17 years old and am doing my grade 11th year. My favourite subjects are maths, history, and accounts. I am living near to South Luangwa National Park with my lovely family. 

My favourite moment in life and which I love to feel very comfortable with is public speaking and giving a presentation. My favourite African animal is lion and Australian animal is platypus. I love it because I enjoy watching in moves how it releases its venom as if just pressing a button.

While I am at school my personal motto is “Neglect what people say and time management in life to become victorious.” When I finish school, my ambition is to become a veterinarian doctor. My dream is that one day I will operate on an injured lion and it will get saved.

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Precious Mbewe

My name is Precious Mbewe. I am doing the tenth level of my secondary education.

Words I can use to describe myself are passionate, caring, kind and social. I like to spend my leisure time reading novels and teaching my siblings.

My favourite subject is maths and my best subject is science. I want to become a medical doctor with an aim of being a speaker to people.

AL THE BEST!!!!

I can’t wait to see you guys.
Precious

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Micara Njobvu

My name is Njobvu Micara. I’m 15 years old. I may describe myself in three ways – as a joker, an intelligent girl and a poem writer.

I like reading novels and story books of wildlife. My ambition is to become a veterinarian doctor and to stand and speak for wild animals.

All the very best for the MATZ.

I can’t wait to meet you.
Micara

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Get all the flags

Buy a complete set and you will bring young conservationists an amazing 30 kilometres closer to their dream! The flight path is 10,800km. $10 per flag purchased equals to 30km of the flight from Mfuwe (Zambia) to Adelaide.

By purchasing a beautiful handmade flag, you will help a young Zambian conservationist get a step closer to Australia. The flags are made from a selection of gorgeous, versatile Chitenge fabrics which are worn in rural areas of Zambia as skirts or head scarves by local women and can be made into shirts.

Purchase all flags

General donation

If you prefer to make a general donation of your choice you can simply do it by clicking the button below. You have the power to make a difference in the lives of some incredible young people. Programmes such as Tisamale Global Exchange exist thanks to generous people like you. Together we make the World a beautiful place for all the species.

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