School environment club planting trees in Maroua

April and May are the hottest months in the Far north region of Cameroon. Temperatures range between 36 and 42, sometimes 46 oC - pretty challenging for indoor classes when there is no air conditioning.  At Jacques de Bernon Catholic School in Maroua because of these extreme temperatures and as a a covid precaution,  lessons have moved outside.  It has made the teachers and learners appreciate the shade of mango trees planted on campus by the school's founders. The situation has [...]

PACE training resumes

We are thankful that finally, normal activities, covid-aware and covid-secure have started to resume. After months of school closures pupils in exam years are now back into their classrooms in Zimbabwe, with the rest of students scheduled to return in November. Responding to the reduced restrictions Palloma Pachiti from Sebakwe Conservation Education Centre in the Midlands has already arranged PACE training for key educators for next month.  Lead teachers from Carbon Green Africa and SAVE Valley Conservancy sites are included in [...]

Student environmentalists leading the way at PCSS Mfou in Cameroon

We visited PCSS Mfou, a new school, in the countryside outside Yaounde, in the Centre Region of Cameroon, last Saturday.  It is well-run, on a rural site, secure, spacious, with fresh air and a cool breeze relieving the equatorial heat.  The school is still under construction, work that has been supported by a local Presbyterian congregation responding to the security crisis in Cameroon.  A large number of students are internally displaced, having moved out of the North and South West Anglophone [...]

By |2020-02-21T22:50:38+00:00November 14th, 2019|Cameroon, Conservation Education, Education, ESD, School, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Environment club at BHS Awae, in Yaounde, nurturing environmental awareness in their school community.

We were humbled by a visit to Baptist High School (BHS) Awae in Yaounde on Monday.  Lucy Diffang, ISTP Education Advisor introduced the school to PACE back in June. When students in the Environment Club heard that the PACE Coordinator was in town they asked their principal to invite us to visit, to see what they have been doing, are planning and to problem solve together. BHS Awae has a compact, walled site on the edge of the city. The Environment [...]

By |2020-02-21T22:51:53+00:00November 13th, 2019|Cameroon, Conservation Education, Education, ESD, School, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanks to DHL – delivering conservation education materials to teachers on the ground.

Huge thanks to DHL for their ongoing support getting PACE educational materials to hardworking teachers and conservation projects across Africa - nearly 90kg of PACE packs were delivered to partners in Cameroon, Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe in the last week. Laure Diffomene, one of the recipients in Cameroon works with UNAFAS and the EEC, she is a geography teacher in the western highlands of Cameroon. Laure is based in Nkongsamba, at the foot of the volcanic Mount Manengouba. Rainforest on the [...]

Children in West Africa are active in the battle against climate change & environmental degradation

Children in Buea, West Cameroon are living in a war zone - schools are frequently closed and gun fire ('popcorn') is common, but the children are finding time and motivation to take action against climate change and environemtal degradation. Buea is 800 m above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Cameroon, an active volcano and biodiversity hotspot that rises from a coast that receives >11m of rainfall per year to an arid summit at 4090m. The highest mountain in west [...]

By |2020-01-28T15:12:41+00:00May 8th, 2019|Cameroon, Climate Change, Education, School|0 Comments

Environment & Sustainability Education, Nkambe Cameroon

Following their recent week long course on 'Eco-farming' teachers at the Family Farm School in Nkambe made a great video about the issues covered and work they did. Banboye Fred, our PACE Champion, who designed and facilitated the course for the school authorities sent these notes when he forwarded the film - Greetings! Hope you enjoy this!  These are the kind of guys i really love to work with, not the dormant ones. This was a real and very first practical [...]

By |2019-06-04T15:53:01+01:00July 11th, 2018|Cameroon, Education, Farming|0 Comments

Investing in Conservation Farming – Family Farm Schools

Early in June we wrote about the Family Farm Schools in Cameroon and their interest in PACE solutions*.   The Family Farm Schools are located in the grasslands of Cameroon's North West Region. They are run by the Diocese of Kumbo and provide secondary level technical education, with a focus on agricultural knowledge and skills that will enable local youths to improve their standards of living. The Diocese and their partners IECD recently organised a week long course on Agro-ecology for twelve [...]

By |2019-06-21T16:43:00+01:00July 10th, 2018|Cameroon, Education, Farming|0 Comments

PACE supporting technical education in rural Cameroon

Family Farm schools in North West Cameroon are run by the Education dept of the Catholic Church, providing post-primary, technical focused education. The trainees come from rural areas, and set up projects, usually agriculture based, which if successful, they continue as businesses after graduating. “Over 95% of the population in this region are farmers, mostly subsistence level. In most areas here, issues that should be of environmental concern are either accepted as the norm or go unnoticed due to ignorance. In [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:12:20+01:00June 10th, 2018|Cameroon, Education, Farming|0 Comments

PACE, a tool for geography teachers. Nkongsamba 2017

Laure Diffomene is a geography teacher and PACE Champion in the West Region of Cameroon.  Her school is located at the foot of the volcanic Manengouba Mountains. The mountains produce fertile soil, coffee and vegetable crops do well. But demand for farmland is cutting away at the natural vegetation and ecosystems. The natural rain forest here provides home to the now rare Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus), the Goliath Frog (Conraua goliath) that is the world’s largest frog reaching up to 3.2 kg [...]

By |2019-06-04T17:34:38+01:00December 18th, 2017|Cameroon, Education, Farming|0 Comments
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