Healthy families

Teachers and students take their learning home

  The battle against covid continues. In November SCEC (Sebakwe Conservation & Education Centre) in Zimbabwe's Midlands reached out to ten primary schools in their area, encouraging hand washing and the use of face masks among teachers and students.   "One of our objectives was to increase hand washing points in the schools, especially at the entrance into the schools, at the toilet blocks, and near entrances into the classrooms.  None of the schools had hand washing points at their toilets."   Some [...]

Medicinal plant gardens – New PACE Action Sheet

PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) shares environmental success stories, practical ways in which people have overcome local problems. Our new Action sheet on Medicinal Plant Gardens is one such source of inspiration for educators and individuals in these challenging times. Most people know some local plants that have health benefits, but may not know how to grow them or not realize they can be cultivated. There are many 'medicinal' plants that people use on a daily basis, species that are now [...]

Mushroom cultivation

PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) shares environmental success stories, practical ways in which people are addressing their common environmental problems. The PACE pack is a set of multi-media educational materials about issues confronting people as they lead their lives across Africa. The Action sheets provide practical information to help people to put solutions into practice. Our next, new Action sheet is about Mushroom Cultivation. It was written by FOREP - Forests, Resources and People, a group in Limbe, Cameroon that learnt [...]

‘PERMACULTURE’ providing for our families, protecting nature.

Our lockdown VOCAB for this week is 'PERMACULTURE' Now that schools and jobsites are closed and sources of income drying up, people across Africa are looking for ways to feed their families, some in desperation.  Those of you turning to your farms, vegetable gardens and orchards, any space and way to produce food, this post is especially for you. Permaculture is a way to grow more food for less – less cost, less space and less work. Permaculture works in the [...]