- accomplishment /uh-KOM-plish-muhnt /
- foundation /foun-DEY-shuhn /
- privilege /PRIV-uh-lij/
- distinct /dih-STINGKT/
- conservationist /kon-ser-VEY-shuh-nist/
[noun] – something that has been achieved successfully, a notable achievement
Winning the science competition was a significant accomplishment for the young student.
[noun] – an organization established to support a cause or provide assistance, often related to charitable or humanitarian efforts
The foundation provides scholarships to underprivileged students.
[noun] – a special advantage, right, or benefit that is not available to everyone
Having access to quality education is a privilege that not all children have.
[adjective] – clearly separate and different (from something else)
Rudie excelled in two distinct fields: sports and conservation.
[noun] – someone who works to protect and preserve the environment, wildlife, and natural resources
Many conservationists advocate for sustainable farming practices to protect the environment.
Rudie’s story is that of a passionate athlete and doctor who transitioned into a wildlife conservationist, cherishing his memories as an athlete while tirelessly working to protect the beloved natural world. He strongly believes in providing opportunities to local athletes, akin to the opportunities he received, as a way to create a meaningful impact, particularly in places like Namibia. This article, written in 2019, celebrates Namibia’s qualification for the T20 World Cup and emphasizes the incredible journey of Rudie van Vuuren.
- Based on the article, can you share any personal accomplishments or achievements that you’re proud of?
- Have you ever had the privilege of visiting a wildlife sanctuary or experiencing nature up close? How did it make you feel?
- Do you agree with Rudie van Vuuren’s belief in providing opportunities to local athletes and young talents as a way to make a positive impact in the community?
- What challenges do you think conservationists like Rudie face in their efforts to protect wildlife, and how can these challenges be addressed?
- In what ways do sports and conservation intersect, and how can individuals like Rudie contribute to both fields simultaneously?