Environment

Children not only learning, but making a difference, a big difference!

    This is Ntalabany primary school in northern Kenya. It was brought to our attention 18 months ago when Lewa educators created a new PACE action sheet to share the children's vertical gardening innovations and success.  We're told that this year they are having to rethink the concept of school clubs like the Environment Club at Ntalabany, because they have moved from the club being 20 or 30 kids interested in environment to the whole school being involved. Rather than [...]

Ecological custodians on weekend Camp in south west Zimbabwe.

  PACE is proud to be assisting the Ecological Custodians Foundation in south western Zimbabwe. Di Drummond, with help from volunteers and interns has been assisting local schools for years, including Jopempe, Mlelezi and Chiswene schools.   We 're very pleased that PACE materials they received this year have been helpful - providing content, ideas for activities and reading material as ECF started establishing and getting Eco clubs up and running in the area.   ECF ran a first weekend camp for the [...]

By |2023-08-08T12:15:59+01:00August 8th, 2023|Conservation Education, Education, Environment, ESD, PACE, TUSK, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

A poem written by one of our students !

  Wildlife Action Group Malawi is a non-profit organization that works with local communities and the Malawian Government to protect wild areas and the wildlife that live there. They are directly responsible for two forest reserves, Thuma and Dedza Salima Escarpment in central Malawi. The reserves total over 520 km2 , and are key water catchments and rich in biodiversity.  The WAG education team visit primary and secondary schools around the reserves on a regular monthly basis: they are improving school [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

Do you have a waste management problem in your neighbourhood?

  If so, you may get some ideas on how to solve it from the Shela Environmental Residents Group (SERG) in Kenya. Over just a few years the village worked together to transform their beaches, streets and public spaces, from somewhere that people tolerated and suffered into a clean, bright, healthy and happy place that they are proud of and visitors admire. The Shela Environmental Residents Group worked with Lamu Marine Conservation Trust (LaMCoT) and Africa Underwater to create a new [...]

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 [...]

“Thank you for making my work easier and impactful”

The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre provide visits, workshops and outreach for schools and communities in the Entebbe area, and from further afield.  We are thrilled that access to PACE resources has enabled them to increase their impact. Richard Otiti, Conservation Educator at UWEC, has been organising seminars to help communities live peacefully alongside their wildlife neighbours. "Lugasa School for example neighbours Mabira Forest Reserve. The communities where the school is located are currently struggling with Vervet monkeys.  The monkeys destroy crops.  [...]

Climate Smart Agriculture

  Climate Smart agriculture, also called Conservation farming is a no till approach.  No plough is used to till the soil.  The lack of tilling maintains soil particle size meaning that more water can infiltrate deeper.  This, with the extra organic matter added to the soil makes farms more resistant to drought, and also to erosion. Soils contain carbon dioxide and extensive ploughing or hand-tilling releases all this carbon dioxide into the atmosphere increasing greenhouse gas emissions. In ‘Conservation Farming’ permanent [...]

PACE – helping people adapt to climate change

Africa bears little blame for the world's current climate crisis, yet is one of the continents most effected by and most vulnerable to climate change and variability.  Isn't it ironic that after a connecting with kids in the UK and USA  over the summer, 16 year old Ruth Mbabazi in rural Uganda (Gasiza parish) said she'd learned "that the whole world is fighting against climate change, I thought we were the only ones doing it" It is because people across Africa [...]

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