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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

We're all relieved that lockdowns are beginning to ease, and people can start planning again. PACE is about sharing Conservation success stories, sharing solutions to common problems between communities across Africa.  Finding a way to earn our living is definitely a common problem.  For young people in Africa wondering about your future we invite you to consider conservation, the PACE Careers in Conservation module will help you get excited about the future! It shows the great range of employment and types [...]

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

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 [...]

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

Young people influencing local conservation practices in Zimbabwe

Conservation drama (Midlands – Zimbabwe).   Students from three schools performed drama shows to an audience of parents, peers, the local councillor and guests from the Ministry of Education at Rhino Zibagwe Secondary school recently. The young people were sharing their ideas on ways to live in harmony with local wildlife. It was an initiative of Sebakwe Conservation & Education Centre who use PACE materials and drama as ‘edutainment’ - learning and entertainment at the same time. It has special appeal, [...]

By |2020-01-28T15:12:36+00:00May 17th, 2019|Drama, School, Zimbabwe|0 Comments