Boyd Varty: What I learned from Nelson Mandela
Boyd Varty - Environmental and literacy activist
In his native South Africa, Boyd Varty builds wildlife corridors to restore the environment and literacy centers to restore the human spirit. Full bio
his 27 years of incarceration,
collective consciousness of Africa,
and international embodiment,
about people who grow up looking after cattle,
a female leopard had walked.
where she would open the door
to make our way upstream.
had fallen out of the bank,
when a crocodile hits you
I'm able to grab a branch.
promote vegetarianism like that.
I look over my shoulder.
I'll never look at that again.
slow down for one second.
he's freakishly strong.
deformed back legs and pelvis.
we were doing and we would follow,
that she was surviving.
them at this small water hole.
beautiful slow motion of elephants,
a rugby match and we would win.
South Africa are trying to do.
BV: Oh, thank you.
BV: Thank you. Thanks very much.
About the speaker:Boyd Varty - Environmental and literacy activist
In his native South Africa, Boyd Varty builds wildlife corridors to restore the environment and literacy centers to restore the human spirit.
Why you should listen
Everyone has felt that connection with nature. Through the Good Work Foundation, Boyd Varty is building a movement around it. The fourth-generation custodian of the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa calls it a psychology of restoration. “We would like to be pioneers of the age of restoration,” says Varty. “Restoration of land, people and the human spirit."
By providing environmental, English and computer education to the people who live and work in Londolozi, he’s also creating an economically and socially sustainable model for conservation.
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