Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Environmental Education

School children learning about their local wildlife at Ensessakotteh; Photo © S Brend

At Ensessakotteh our education programme offers both ‘outreach’ (taking environmental education to schools) and ‘centre-based’ learning for schools, nature clubs, colleges and universities. Our intention is to provide an all-embracing, memorable educational experience for everyone, whether our guests are local school children or international visitors.

On a typical school’s visit to the Centre, the relationship between rocks, soils and native vegetation is demonstrated and explained to the students, in order to introduce the concept of wildlife habitat; "animals need a home too".  Students are then shown the rescued animals.  Visits often conclude with a short drawing or writing exercise to reinforce the learning.  Interactive games and role playing exercises again reinforce key messages.

Additionally, Born Free provides training for our own staff:  first aid, animal care, fire-fighting, English language and HIV awareness and prevention are some of the subjects we have covered. 

NB. As Ensessakotteh develops; the People and Wildlife Centre Concept (already in place in Malawi) will be introduced to further help expand its community support work.


If you would like to visit Ensessakotteh, please contact Million Genta, our Education and Outreach Officer (

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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