Rhino Rights Knight
By Lisa Jorgensen
Middleburg, VA. September 22, 2015: You are invited to join Kashmir World Foundation at Foxcroft Girls School (22407 Foxhound Lane) from 5:00PM-7:30PM for World Rhino Day at Rhino Rights Knight. KwF and Foxcroft have teamed up to collaborate between students worldwide, connecting cultures through art, science, and technology. Enjoy drone flights by DaVinci Challenge Students, South African art, and sign the international Rhino Bill of Rights. The event will also include light refreshments, art exhibit, auction, door prizes, and African music.
Princess Aliyah talks mission focused STEAM projects with international collaboration through Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge and DaVinci Challenge: Build a Drone Workshop.
South African Conservationist Grant Fowlds will give a short presentation on the Rhino Art Project followed by conversations about the poaching crisis in Africa.
US students, Julia Chirite and Arthur Tisseront, present on their experience at the World Youth Rhino Summit in South Africa.
Special Guest Speaker
Grant Fowlds grew up in the Eastern Cape and is fluent in Xhosa and Zulu. He’s experienced the beauty of the African landscape and devastation wreaked upon its wildlife 1st hand. For the past 6 months, Fowlds has been working closely with the National Park of the DRC (ICCN), which has been ravaged by war and destruction. The role: rebuild, plan, fund, and reintroduce wild game into the parks. In addition to this, he promotes rhino education through art - The Rhino Art Project knows no age or physical boundaries. The project aims to create awareness and reduce demand in Asian countries via schools, tertiary departments, and education centers. Fowlds will meet with Asian leaders in Hanoi, Vietnam in October 2015, bringing with him petitions against wildlife crime and poaching collecting from his international events.