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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 [...]

PACE – Careers in Conservation

Conservation is a growing and exciting sector, that provides an extraordinary range of employment and career opportunities - more than most people realise. The PACE Careers in Conservation module shows the kinds of opportunities that exist. Five very different organisations, in very different African countries are used to illustrate the great range of jobs and many kinds of people that work in conservation and related employment - from teachers, nurses, mechanics, IT, finance, fundraising, craftswomen, management and business people to drivers, [...]

Carbon Green Africa engaging communities with conservation in Zimbabwe

Late in November Charles Khumalo organised a PACE Quiz competition for children from schools in the Mola area, Kariba, in northern Zimbabwe. Charles is a head game scout, a local man, and passionate about helping his communities to develop, while living peacefully alongside the wildlife around them. He was introduced to PACE in 2017 and quickly appreciated the potential of it's problem-solving approach. He has started running interschool quizzes to encourage children and their teachers to learn about and find solutions [...]

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

Careers in Conservation – role models

We'd like to congratulate Cathy Dreyer on her recent appointment as Conservation Manager at Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa's Eastern Cape. Cathy is an inspirational conservationist, in 2016 she won the prestigious TUSK Award for Conservation in Africa and she features in our new PACE Careers in Conservation Module. When Cathy was young she used to go walking near her home in Cape Town and on Table Mountain. She said that she always knew she wanted to do something [...]

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 [...]

Empowering rural youth with competencies to shape a more sustainable future for themselves.

The Environmental Education Association Southern Africa (EEASA) Conference holds next week in South Africa.  We are very proud that a presentation on the successful application of PACE with rural communities in Zimbabwe has been selected to share with EEASA delegates. The conference brings together a significant and influential section of formal and informal education stakeholders from the region.  EEASA is hugely valuable as a meeting place for practitioners and policy makers ranging from field educators to government education and conservation ministry [...]

By |2020-02-21T23:02:37+00:00October 6th, 2019|Conservation Education, EEASA, ESD, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Comments Off on Empowering rural youth with competencies to shape a more sustainable future for themselves.