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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 |2019-09-06T13:16:38+01:00September 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 |2019-06-21T16:37:03+01:00May 17th, 2019|Drama, School, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

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 |2019-06-04T13:56:46+01:00May 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 |2019-07-19T13:55:36+01:00April 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

Preparing for National Tree Planting Day

Rhino School activities for November & December. For the whole third term, we are continuing with topics related to trees. This is a build up to the National Tree planting Day which is held every first Saturday of December. I plan to buy tree seedlings to give to the participating schools. One of the schools already has an orchard and have said that a donation of fruit tree seedlings will be most welcome. Excursions into the Conservancy for local kids, parents [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:20:11+01:00November 14th, 2018|Activities, Education, School|0 Comments

Benefits of an exchange visit

Two years after meeting at the EEASA 2016 conference in Johannesburg PACE partners from The Seychelles and Uganda were reunited through a school exchange visit that they organised for their respective colleagues and learners. All the teachers and 10 students from the English River Secondary school travelled to Uganda in August this year.  It was school holiday but 64 students and 16 teachers from Mutolere Secondary remained at school to receive and host their visitors.  They did a lot together - [...]

By |2019-06-04T15:32:12+01:00September 26th, 2018|School|0 Comments

PACE – sharing ideas between communities in Africa.

A group of 21 teachers and students from Riverside Secondary School in Seychelles arrived in Uganda 17th August, for an exchange visit with Mutolere Secondary school, Kisoro Region in the east of the country. They shared ideas, on environmental issues and how they use PACE in the Seychelles and in Uganda. Guided by experienced and knowledgable local rangers they  visited Mgahinga National Park, home to Mountain Gorillas and other wildlife. They looked at caves, climbed mountains, explored local farms and met [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:22:57+01:00August 29th, 2018|Activities, Education, School, Uganda|0 Comments

PACE in Nyaminyami District schools, Zimbabwe.

The School Inspector for Nyaminyami District, Mr Jason Dzveta, invited our Zimbabwe partners to talk about PACE at his head teachers meeting in Karoi on July 5th. Nyaminyami (also called Kariba) District, is one of the most rural and isolated in Zimbabwe.  It is in Mashonaland West Province in the north of Zimbabwe, includes part of Lake Kariba, a border with Zambia and the Matusadona National Park. We were thrilled that fifty-three of the district’s fifty-nine primary and secondary school heads [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:24:01+01:00July 18th, 2018|Initiatives, School, Zimbabwe|0 Comments