Through July and August children from Ninety One in the UK, USA, Poland and young PACE partners from conservation clubs across Africa will partake in talks and tours by rangers and conservationists at projects in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Madagascar.
The youngsters have also been paired up for 1:1 video chats so that young conservationists from clubs and schools in South Africa, Lewa and Lamu in Kenya, Uganda and Cameroon can explain work on protection of animals and the environment in their region, and what young people can and are doing to make a difference.
In the first talk on July 26th PACE Champion Palloma Pachiti talked about her work supporting community and wildlife coexistence in Zimbabwe. Young participants fielded questions – from Poland, Botswana, the UK (pictured below), Cameroon, Uganda, South Africa.
This week Ephantus Mugo, award winning Education officer at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya gave a fascinating, interactive talk from the Lewa Education Centre, his conservation messages brought all the more alive by a fantastic wall mural, rhino skeleton, the center’s lion and live scenes from Lewa savannah. Three more talks to go, and the programme has already been described by one participant as ‘The opportunity of a lifetime.’