Nearly two tonnes of the 2017 edition of our PACE pack were shared with partners across Africa last month. Copies of the PACE films, action sheets, posters, educator guide and the reader ‘Africa our Home’ (produced with funding from TUSK), were received in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana.
Huge thanks to DHL for fantastic logistical support. Sixteen different consignments were delivered, to some seriously remote destinations with the same efficiency as to urban addresses.
This help from DHL and TUSK means that PACE has already been able to help a wide range of partners with educational materials this year: from leading conservation educators that each reach tens of thousands of school children, to dynamic up and coming youth groups, conservation organisations focused on specific landscapes, and a university developing environmental education initiatives. Recipients included:
- The Mokolodi Education Centre near Gaborone in Botswana,
- Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, Rift Valley Region,
- Wildlife Clubs of Uganda in Kisoro,
- The Wildlife Warriors Programme of Land and Life Foundation and its work with schools and conservancies across Kenya and Tanzania
- African Wildlife Foundation’s work with schools in the Kidepo Valley Landscape, Uganda,
- The Black Mamba’s Bush Baby programme in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park,
- Kariba REDD+ Project in northern Zimbabwe
- Kafue Zambezi Conservation Initiative in Zambia,
- Ngorongoro Youth Conservation in Tanzania.
Ornithologist Anthony Ochieng in Kenya wrote – “we have received the package and will begin the school project in 10 schools in Rusinga Island from next month.”
Lewyn Maefala, from the Black Mambas
“I would like to inform you that the materials arrived yesterday, I was too excited, I opened all the boxes and got carried away whilst reading them and finding the best way to incorporate to our existing lesson plans, at the moment I am covering the books with plastic covers for longevity as the books will be rotated amongst our 980 learners.”
Perrin Banks, AWF in Uganda – “What amazing materials. Can’t wait to work with PACE getting them into schools.”
Jean Claude DUSABIMANA, Program Manager of Nature Rwanda in Musanze has started innovating and adapting PACE to reach more key stakeholders: “We are already getting positive feedback from the people we worked with last year and have the idea of translating the PACE message into Kinyarwanda to introduce the content to other community members who have a lower level of education”.