Foreword by Beatrice Karanja
Africa, storytelling, and wildlife are often whispered in the same breath.
For long, children have been told tales woven from the natural world’s “behaviours and occurrences” and spun into stories that have life skills at their core. Most of these stories gave African children a glimpse into their cultures, their history and most important of all, how to live and interact with nature.
Africans have long used the natural world as a guide, a map and a tool.
It is with no doubt that Africa, Our Home, this latest edition from PACE and Tusk Trust will do the same for young, bright minds across Africa.
This book will transport children from landscapes and places that they know to new and different places. As a learning tool, Africa, Our Home, will expand their knowledge of how to interact with nature and allow them to explore their continent through compelling, well-structured illustrations and examples.
By showcasing conservation best practices across the continent, this book will broaden the horizons of Africa’s future generations and give them the opportunity to immerse themselves into their natural heritage. It will inspire them early on to look for ways in which they can help conserve and sustain healthy environments, and how they can play a role in creating a future where they can lean on and learn from wildlife and nature in positive, meaningful ways.
It is my honour to foreword this new edition of PACE’s learning book – Africa, Our Home.
It does take a village to raise a child and PACE, Tusk Trust and the many others who contributed to this publication are testament to that.
Learn, Grow and Be.