Conservation Education

A fun, creative, no-cost, environmentally friendly activity for kids with time on their hands – Paper mache

Paper mache has always been a favourite PACE project - popular with education authorities, schools, teachers, students, and just about everyone else as well.  Paper mache costs nothing, makes use of everyday materials that would otherwise be waste, is creative (the list of things you can make is almost endless), helps keep our environment clean, reduces our environmental footprint, and can even raise a little income if we make attractive items people will buy! Some of the items you could make [...]

PACE – Careers in Conservation

Conservation is a growing and exciting sector, that provides an extraordinary range of employment and career opportunities - more than most people realise. The PACE Careers in Conservation module shows the kinds of opportunities that exist. Five very different organisations, in very different African countries are used to illustrate the great range of jobs and many kinds of people that work in conservation and related employment - from teachers, nurses, mechanics, IT, finance, fundraising, craftswomen, management and business people to drivers, [...]

PACE welcomes IMPEQ scholars from West, Central and East Africa.

IMPEQ (International Master Program on Educational Quality for developing countries) is a special Masters program organized by the Unversity of Bamberg - Germany, co-hosted by the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS) in Butare - Rwanda. It is a two year program sponsored by Bread for The World (BROT) and the German development fund, provided for experienced educators from BROT partner organisations that are in various ways improving education quality in their respective countries across Africa. Currently there are [...]

By |2020-03-05T14:05:08+00:00March 13th, 2020|Conservation Education, Education, ESD, IMPEQ, PACE, Quality Education, Rwanda|0 Comments

Conservation Education materials on their way to partners in seventeen countries across Africa

We received brand new Conservation Education materials from the printer last week - Energy & Climate Change, and Careers in Conservation, booklets, posters and banners.   You can watch a great little preview of the Energy & Climate Change supplement (production of) courtesy of Ashley House Printing.  Nearly 500 kg of the new materials are now on their way to partners in Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia! Huge thanks [...]

Carbon Green Africa engaging communities with conservation in Zimbabwe

Late in November Charles Khumalo organised a PACE Quiz competition for children from schools in the Mola area, Kariba, in northern Zimbabwe. Charles is a head game scout, a local man, and passionate about helping his communities to develop, while living peacefully alongside the wildlife around them. He was introduced to PACE in 2017 and quickly appreciated the potential of it's problem-solving approach. He has started running interschool quizzes to encourage children and their teachers to learn about and find solutions [...]

PACE Energy & Climate Change

PACE - Energy and Climate Change. We all depend on energy, yet despite the many potential energy sources in Africa, fuel scarcity and high prices are increasing problems. The PACE energy module helps people address these issues by looking at how to better manage existing available energy sources and explaining simply, some of the alternative, sustainable sources. Energy and Climate Change are inextricably linked, and climate change is already impacting on the everyday lives of human (and wildlife) communities across Africa. [...]

Children making a difference, in Tanzania.

We sent nearly 200 kg of  Conservation Education materials to partners across west, central, east and southern Africa in the past 6 months. A first step for the recipients is often to organise educator training, and it is a joy to see teachers appreciating PACE resources, planning ways to apply the content and engage young people with conservation.  There is a particular pleasure however, witnessing the children and young people themselves, absorbed in their own conservation projects, making use of the [...]

By |2020-02-10T15:55:19+00:00January 6th, 2020|Conservation, Conservation Education, Education, ESD, School, Tanzania|0 Comments

Wildlife Conservation Action in Zimbabwe join the PACE network

We are excited to start working with new partners Wildlife Conservation Action (WCA) in Zimbabwe.  Moreangels Mbizahand, Tapiwa Chimbadzwa and Tichaona Nyoni of WCA travelled across Zimbabwe from the Zambezi Valley Region to Sebakwe Conservation and Education Centre last week.  An exceptionally dynamic Zimbabwean lady, Moreangels has a PhD in lion conservation from WildCRU at the University of Oxford, she is WCA Founder and Director. Tapiwa leads their recently established Environmental Education Programme.  They spent time learning about PACE from our [...]

By |2020-02-21T22:44:51+00:00November 29th, 2019|Community, Conservation, Conservation Education, Education, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

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