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, 23rd-25th August.
The forum provides a platform for sharing ideas. Accordingly, each organisation gave a presentation during the Hwange workshop, about their organization and the work that they are doing.
Palloma included work she has done with PACE, she took some PACE materials along and explained how they use them at Sebakwe and Kariba and how useful they have been. Some participants were new to PACE, others had used some or all of the resources.
“Their knowledge of PACE is inadequate. Whilst some of them had a component of the material, I do believe they can realize the full potential by exploring the other parts of the PACE package.”
One participant from Victoria Falls, Children in the Wilderness went home with some PACE resources, others will be applying to join our own network and receive the new resources as soon as they are released. Big congratulations to Palloma in her new role, and great news that we’ll be connecting to even more educators on the ground.
It was particularly special to be discussing PACE in the Painted Dog Conservation Centre – as TUSK sponsorship helped to make its construction a reality.
Huge thanks to www.tusk.org for their unstinting support to Conservation Education.