Helping Snakes Helping People

Helping people stay safe around snakes, and snakes stay alive around people.

Helping Hands in Snake Safety at a Glance

A Bit of Background

Helping Hands in Snake Safety (HHiSS) was born out of the passion for snakes and a realisation that snake conservation and safety are neglected issues in most (rural) areas of our beautiful country, Zambia.  Since June 2020 HHiSS is officially registered as an NGO. Our mission is to reduce the number of snakes being killed and to reduce the number of snakebite incidences as well as te number of snakebite casualties.  

In order to fulfil our mission, we work via three objectives:

1) SENSITISATION - To conduct sensitisation activities on snakes and snakebites in communities, schools, organsiations and companies in Zambia.

2) TRAINING -  To conduct training courses in snake awareness, recognition and handling

3) SNAKEBITE MANAGEMENT - To support the coordination and efforts to improve the safe and effective treatment of snakebites in Zambia

We aim to raise money by crowdfunding, individual donations, grants and collaboration with industries that require snake training for HSE reasons, such as mines, farms and construction companies.

 

MAIN ACTIVITIES

Training

Training interested people in snake awareness and recognition as well as snake handling.

Train snake handlers across the country;
Developing and publishing a comprehensive list of snake handlers for catch and release activities.

Snakebite Management

Provide support to health service providers in snakebite management;

Provide training in First Aid in snakebite treatment

Provide Training in 
Snakebite Treatment 

Provide information about snakebite Antivenom and its obstacles

Sensitisation

Conduct sensitisation activities in schools, communities, youth clubs, organisations;

Appear on radio and TV to share information about snakes;

Develop and hand out information brochures and posters;

Develop an app on Zambian snakes

 

Contact Helping Hands in Snake Safety

Lusaka and Mfuwe, Zambia

+260974248144 / +260973175458

  • @helpingsnakes
 

+260974248144

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