Education

KIRUSSO, enabling youngsters in Tanzania.

It’s always a joy to receive news of excited young conservationists, learning and doing new things. Today’s inspiring news came from Paul KIMWAGA, who coordinates a commuity based organisation called KIRUSSO, in the Kigoma Region of western Tanzania. PACE has provided educational materials to KIRUSSO,  for their work with school teachers and Eco-clubs.   “Today I am happy to come back to you again to give you a brief report on the progress of the distribution, reading and use of the [...]

Chiswene Eco-buddies

  In December we sent PACE resources to Di Drummond, who supports the local school, Chiswene Primary, near her home in Zimbabwe’s low veld. It was only last month that Di’s team were able to access the school.  They had to wait until the water level in a large river dropped low enough to permit crossing. "Two of our interns, and game scouts took the walk across to the school, and held the first club meeting with Grade 5 & 6 [...]

Helping communities tackle Human : Elephant conflict in SW Chad

  Human - elephant conflict has become a big problem in south west Chad. As climate and habitats change, and human populations increase, the boundaries between space for elephants and space for people are breaking down. Elephant have fewer places where they can feel safe, and people are losing their means of subsistence, some are losing their lives.     When Environnement Sahel, a Chadian NGO, visited communities in the Province of Logone Occidental in November reports from different villages included: [...]

Solving community waste management challenges – a new PACE film from Kenya

  Waste management is a problem commonly faced by communities across Africa. Poor waste management impacts on people's health and their well-being, it disrupts ecosystems, and is harmful to wildlife. People know this, but often don't know what they can do as individuals, to solve the problems. We are very proud to have worked with Lamu Marine Conservation Trust, a long-standing Tusk partner, and Africa Underwater. Together they created a new short film documenting a local waste management success story they [...]

Painted dog conservation

Jo Taylor, from the Karingani Game Reserve in Mozambique talked to our young conservationists about Painted Dogs yesterday - as guest speaker in the second of this season's PACE webinar series.  Jo is a field ecology technician on Karingani Game Reserve in Mozambique.  She manages wildlife monitoring across 150,000 ha of  Karingani, a privately managed reserve, that is part of a vast conservation landscape that includes Kruger national park in eastern South Africa, and contiguous national parks and conservation areas in [...]

PACE Films and Action Sheets now on a USB stick

    PACE is about sharing environmental success stories, sharing solutions to common problems between communities across Africa. Our multi-media educational materials - the PACE pack - are central to this. Until recently the PACE pack included a DVD and a CD. The DVD contained the PACE films.  The films show people from across the continent who have found simple ways to make life easier and better for themselves and for the wildlife they live alongside.  The CD contained our Action [...]

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 [...]

Stay alert to Corona Virus

PACE Educators - Corona virus remains a danger.  PLEASE continue to protect yourselves and encourage those around you to wash hands, use social distancing and wear facemasks. If you know anyone without access to facemasks why not demonstrate how they they can make their own.  This easy to make design from Coaching Conservation in Botswana is a simple, practical, no-cost option. If you are back at school or around children in the community making facemasks is an activity that supports craft, design [...]

Careers in Conservation – Vet

  As some countries begin to ease the lockdown restrictions people are starting to plan and look to the future again. This has inspired us to continue the PACE Careers in Conservation series that illustrates the great range of jobs and many kinds of people that work in conservation and related employment. The corona virus crisis has created enormous challenges, but we are confident about the future, that Conservation will continue to be a growing and exciting sector all across Africa.  [...]

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 [...]

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