PACE News

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

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

Investing in Conservation Farming – Family Farm Schools

Early in June we wrote about the Family Farm Schools in Cameroon and their interest in PACE solutions*.   The Family Farm Schools are located in the grasslands of Cameroon's North West Region. They are run by the Diocese of Kumbo and provide secondary level technical education, with a focus on agricultural knowledge and skills that will enable local youths to improve their standards of living. The Diocese and their partners IECD recently organised a week long course on Agro-ecology for twelve [...]

By |2019-06-21T16:43:00+01:00July 10th, 2018|Cameroon, Education, Farming|0 Comments

Mokolodi Nature Reserve Education Centre working with local schools and communities

Mokolodi Nature Reserve Education Centre were excited to receive a consignment of new PACE educational material a few months ago. The new PACE sets were introduced and distributed to Kgabosetso Primary School, one of ten schools selected by the Mokolodi Education Centre for the schools Environmental Clubs Project. The teachers showed great interest and enthusiasm in receiving the materials and expressed that they would enjoy using them in their classroom teaching. The School's Environmental Club has already utilised some ideas from [...]

By |2019-06-21T16:41:05+01:00June 25th, 2018|Education, School, Soil|0 Comments

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

PACE supporting technical education in rural Cameroon

Family Farm schools in North West Cameroon are run by the Education dept of the Catholic Church, providing post-primary, technical focused education. The trainees come from rural areas, and set up projects, usually agriculture based, which if successful, they continue as businesses after graduating. “Over 95% of the population in this region are farmers, mostly subsistence level. In most areas here, issues that should be of environmental concern are either accepted as the norm or go unnoticed due to ignorance. In [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:12:20+01:00June 10th, 2018|Cameroon, Education, Farming|0 Comments