Zimbabwe

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

PACE reaching a next generation of conservationists in Zimbabwe

Palloma Pachiti, Manager of Sebakwe Conservation Education Centre (SCEC) in Zimbabwe writes about A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR RHINO SECONDARY SCHOOL, in the Midlands of Zimbabwe. Over the years SCEC has sponsored and hosted conservation education camps for local rhino schools. The Centre has dormitories, classrooms, learning facilities and expert conservation educators.  Schools come to SCEC to learn more about the environment and wildlife, including about the small population of Rhinos that is living close-by.  The youngsters learn how they and their [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:41:46+01:00August 21st, 2017|Activities, Conservation, Education, Zimbabwe|0 Comments