PACE News

Read about how PACE resources have been used in different countries.

Biodegradable nursery bags

KIT ECOLOGIQUE et DURABLE  -----  Replacing plastic nursery bags with biodegradable alternatives. Tree planting and other plant nursery projects typically use seedling bags made from black plastic. The bags are normally used just once because they need to be cut or torn to remove the seedlings before planting. Tree planting initiatives result in piles of shredded black plastic bags which are frequently abandoned as waste causing all the problems that are currently so much publicised : blocking waterways, encouraging mosquitos, endangering animals [...]

By |2019-07-19T13:55:36+01:00April 25th, 2019|Climate Change, Education, School|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

Education Framework for PACE 2018

An Education Framework for PACE 2018 – Njobati Frederick Fondzenyuy, MA. This framework highlights the challenges and expectations of Education Ministries in African nations, and then links these to the PACE materials as a practical response to solve the challenges. The articulation of PACE materials makes visible its content, cross-cutting dimensions, competency-based activities, the pedagogic approach and methodologies. The framework equally presents the competences developed by using PACE materials and the presentation style of PACE materials.  It was developed by Njobati [...]

By |2019-06-21T16:34:23+01:00November 26th, 2018|Education|0 Comments

Preparing for National Tree Planting Day

Rhino School activities for November & December. For the whole third term, we are continuing with topics related to trees. This is a build up to the National Tree planting Day which is held every first Saturday of December. I plan to buy tree seedlings to give to the participating schools. One of the schools already has an orchard and have said that a donation of fruit tree seedlings will be most welcome. Excursions into the Conservancy for local kids, parents [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:20:11+01:00November 14th, 2018|Activities, Education, School|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

Benefits of an exchange visit

Two years after meeting at the EEASA 2016 conference in Johannesburg PACE partners from The Seychelles and Uganda were reunited through a school exchange visit that they organised for their respective colleagues and learners. All the teachers and 10 students from the English River Secondary school travelled to Uganda in August this year.  It was school holiday but 64 students and 16 teachers from Mutolere Secondary remained at school to receive and host their visitors.  They did a lot together - [...]

By |2019-06-04T15:32:12+01:00September 26th, 2018|School|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 – sharing ideas between communities in Africa.

A group of 21 teachers and students from Riverside Secondary School in Seychelles arrived in Uganda 17th August, for an exchange visit with Mutolere Secondary school, Kisoro Region in the east of the country. They shared ideas, on environmental issues and how they use PACE in the Seychelles and in Uganda. Guided by experienced and knowledgable local rangers they  visited Mgahinga National Park, home to Mountain Gorillas and other wildlife. They looked at caves, climbed mountains, explored local farms and met [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:22:57+01:00August 29th, 2018|Activities, Education, School, Uganda|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

Environment & Sustainability Education, Nkambe Cameroon

Following their recent week long course on 'Eco-farming' teachers at the Family Farm School in Nkambe made a great video about the issues covered and work they did. Banboye Fred, our PACE Champion, who designed and facilitated the course for the school authorities sent these notes when he forwarded the film - Greetings! Hope you enjoy this!  These are the kind of guys i really love to work with, not the dormant ones. This was a real and very first practical [...]

By |2019-06-04T15:53:01+01:00July 11th, 2018|Cameroon, Education, Farming|0 Comments