Education

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

Someone somewhere has found a solution!

PACE shares solutions to common environmental problems. Mokolodi Nature Reserve in Botswana is working with us to do just that. These grade 6 students from Morula Primary School from Selebi Phikwe in the north eastern part of Botswana visited the Mokolodi Nature Reserve Education Centre recently. The Educators took them on a field trip around the park, where they saw and learned first hand about soil erosion and the efforts that Mokolodi Nature Reserve is making to control it. Seeing how [...]

Mainstreaming Conservation Education

The new PACE Educators Guide shows teachers how conservation education can both make their job easier and enhance student learning.  Conservation and environmental education can make the learning process, whether in early childhood, primary or secondary, in science, arts, social studies or project work more meaningful and improve outcomes.  PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) thereby supports core teaching and learning while simultaneously building conservation values - win : win for schools, learners and conservation. Appreciating this, the Kariba District Schools Inspector, [...]

Building Conservation Education Capacity in Zimbabwe

Experts from Sebakwe Conservation and Education Centre (SCEC) and the Kariba REDD+ Project in Zimbabwe came together for a PACE training at SCEC the 19th - 21st August.   It was designed and facilitated by SCEC Manager and PACE Champion, Palloma Pachiti.  Palloma has been supporting Kariba REDD+ in their Conservation Education for more than a year and both sides were keen to train up a resource person on the Kariba staff. Charles Khumalo, pictured right, heads a team of rangers [...]

PACE helping teachers deliver Environment & Sustainability Education across Africa

The United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals set a new direction for education, and to their great credit governments across Africa have engaged the process. Most African governments now expect their schools to address the Education for Sustainable Development frameworks. Education for sustainable development (or Environment & Sustainability Education) is about the content people learn, its relevance, how it’s linked to global challenges and how learners develop competences to address these challenges in a sustainable way. However, adapting new theories, knowledge [...]

By |2020-02-21T23:06:37+00:00September 5th, 2019|Education, Environment, School, Sustainability, Uganda|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

Biodegradable nursery bags

KIT ECOLOGIQUE et DURABLE  -----  Replacing plastic nursery bags with biodegradable alternatives. Tree planting and other plant nursery projects typically use seedling bags made from black plastic. The bags are normally used just once because they need to be cut or torn to remove the seedlings before planting. Tree planting initiatives result in piles of shredded black plastic bags which are frequently abandoned as waste causing all the problems that are currently so much publicised : blocking waterways, encouraging mosquitos, endangering animals [...]

By |2020-01-28T15:12:48+00:00April 25th, 2019|Climate Change, Education, School|0 Comments

PACE quiz for Rhino Schools at Sebakwe, Zimbabwe.

PACE activity at Sebakwe, in the Midlands of Zimbabwe. On Thursday 22 November, our 3 rhino schools competed in a Quiz - it was held at Sebakwe Conservation and Education Centre, a quiz with eight sections - Water, Wildlife, Soils, Health, Sustainable Practice, Energy, Forests, and General Knowledge. The Primary school competition had 2 teams per school in Grade 4, 5 and 6 which totaled in 36 students participating. The high school had 2 teams each in Form 1, 2 and [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:17:38+01:00December 7th, 2018|Education, School, Zimbabwe|0 Comments