WESSA and Environmental Leadership
We recently worked with the WESSA Western Cape office to produce a short film about a year-long programme they ran for young environmental leaders. The Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA) have a mission to implement high impact environmental and conservation projects which promote public participation in caring for the Earth.
The film which Cosmos directed and produced, Stepping up to Environmental Leadership is a simple overview of the programme through insights and comments from some of the participants.
As the filmmaker and someone interested in what LEADERSHIP means, I found it interesting that the programme gave the young participants full ownership of the course. They had to decide what they wanted to learn, where they wanted to go on site visits, who they wanted to meet, and how they wanted to run it! It was a year long course with meetings and gatherings every month. So in every sense of the word, to take on the leadership of it… To be a leader means to lead on all levels.