Zimbabwe

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 |2019-06-21T16:37:03+01:00May 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

Zimbabwe, Schools and Communities working together for conservation.

Selected teachers and Headmasters of four schools (Tagwireyi, Sebakwe and Gutsaruzhinji Primary and Rhino Secondary school) came together at Sebakwe Conservation Education Centre in the Midlands of Zimbabwe 31st May. The schools are all involved in SCEC’s work to reduce conflict and promote sustainable relationships between local communities, wildlife and natural resources in the area.   Palloma Pachiti lead facilitator reports that - We started by exploring an important question, What is the purpose of education? Most participants came to agree [...]

By |2019-06-04T16:10:15+01:00June 18th, 2018|Education, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Addressing Human:Wildlife conflict at Sebakwe Conservation Education Centre, Zimbabwe.

Last year we wrote about School Educational Camps at SCEC - the camps are one stage in the Centre’s approach to sustained Conservation Education. SCEC is working to address conflicts that exist between the natural habitat, wildlife and rural communities in the Midlands area of Zimbabwe.  Despite many years of conservation interventions Human-wildlife conflicts persist here and communities still have 'disjointed and conflicting perspectives regarding how they can enjoy and benefit from conservation of the natural resources around them.' Income-generating initiatives [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:15:15+01:00February 15th, 2018|Conservation, Education, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Good news from Kariba REDD+ project, Zimbabwe

The Kariba REDD+ Project held a PACE inception meeting on November 9th, at Mola Primary School in the Zambezi Valley, northern Zimbabwe. The meeting was attended by key local stakeholders. They were given PACE educational materials and explanations on how these can be used to support teaching and learning in schools and community development in the area. The participants asked for time to examine the materials in detail, at their leisure and to meet again in three weeks, to develop a [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:07:40+01:00November 17th, 2017|Conservation, Education, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

PACE supporting REDD

PACE is very excited to be working with The Kariba REDD+ Project in north west Zimbabwe, as they set up school based conservation and sustainability education in rural communities that have suffered heavily from deforestation, poverty and drought. The PACE materials provide a rich and pertinent toolkit for teachers and learners who are grappling with very real conservation and environmental challenges on a day-to-day basis as well as in their curriculum topics. Kariba REDD+ is spread over nearly 800,000 hectares of [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:12:14+01:00October 22nd, 2017|Climate Change, Community, Conservation, Zimbabwe|0 Comments