Zimbabwe

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 [...]

Wildlife Conservation Action in Zimbabwe join the PACE network

We are excited to start working with new partners Wildlife Conservation Action (WCA) in Zimbabwe.  Moreangels Mbizahand, Tapiwa Chimbadzwa and Tichaona Nyoni of WCA travelled across Zimbabwe from the Zambezi Valley Region to Sebakwe Conservation and Education Centre last week.  An exceptionally dynamic Zimbabwean lady, Moreangels has a PhD in lion conservation from WildCRU at the University of Oxford, she is WCA Founder and Director. Tapiwa leads their recently established Environmental Education Programme.  They spent time learning about PACE from our [...]

By |2020-02-21T22:44:51+00:00November 29th, 2019|Community, Conservation, Conservation Education, Education, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

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.

Mainstreaming Conservation Education

The new PACE Educators Guide shows teachers how conservation education can both make their job easier and enhance student learning.  Conservation and environmental education can make the learning process, whether in early childhood, primary or secondary, in science, arts, social studies or project work more meaningful and improve outcomes.  PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) thereby supports core teaching and learning while simultaneously building conservation values - win : win for schools, learners and conservation. Appreciating this, the Kariba District Schools Inspector, [...]

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 [...]

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

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

Report on the PACE Rhino Schools Project, Zimbabwe.

Thinking about trees at Sebakwe Education Centre. As soon as schools opened for the third term, I engaged them in an Essay Competition -  topics included 'My life as a Mutohwe tree' and 'My life as a Mutondo tree'. Mutohwe is a very common local indigenous tree whose fruits are a delicacy to the Sebakwe community. Its common name is the Snot Apple tree (African Chewing gum), the Latin Name is Azanza Garckeana. The Mutondo tree, Julbernadia globifora, is another common [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:18:32+01:00November 7th, 2018|Education, Trees, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

PACE connecting with the Zimbabwe Environmental Education Forum

One of our representatives in Zimbabwe, PACE Champion Palloma Pachiti-Mutemi from Sebakwe Conservation & Education Centre (below left) was recently elected Vice Chairman of the Zimbabwe Environmental Education Forum. The Forum is a network of EE practitioners from across the country.  It is made up of representatives from NGOs, Government Organizations, Private Voluntary Organizations, Museums and School Teachers from both Primary and Secondary Schools.  They meet annually and held their 3rd workshop since its inception at Painted Dog Conservation in Hwange, [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:21:31+01:00September 12th, 2018|Education, Zimbabwe|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