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.