As a clinical psychologist with a great love for animals and a keen interest in animal-assisted interventions, Jovika was very excited when Veterans for Wildlife approached her to volunteer for one of their programmes.  Soon after, Footprints of Hope was born and she has enjoyed every step of the journey! 

As a volunteer without a military background, Jovika has been able to form part of a team of experts in their various fields, in order to create a programme where we will not only make an impact on a conservation level but also on a mental health and wellbeing level.  The Footprints of Hope project rings true the importance to protect, educate and empower.

The more one forgets himself by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love – the more human he is and the more he actualises himself.  Self-actualisation is possible only as a side-effect of self-transcendence - Victor Frankl.

I am enjoying every moment of my volunteer experience and I really appreciate being part of a team where I am also learning new things every step of the way. Veterans for Wildlife have made a tremendous positive impact on my life and I look forward to the journey ahead.