In Kenya, our education programme focuses on school based conservation clubs around Amboseli National Park and Meru Conservation Area as well as working with communities in these areas through a holistic conservation education approach, supporting both people and wildlife.

Conservation clubs:

With a teaching outline closely linked to the Kenyan National Curriculum this programme seeks to combine lectures talks, the use of films and videos, art, creative thinking, drama, songs, dance and essay writing with practical activities and challenges. These include tree planting, identification of animals in the immediate environment, and visits to protected areas that conserve wildlife.

Community engagement:

“While the wildlife led us there, the people and communities have driven us to adapt our methods and build lasting partnerships. We aim to leave behind a generation that will value wild animals as we do”. - Phoebe Odhiang

If we are to enable lasting change for wildlife, we must holistically address both the human and environmental challenges faced by the communities living alongside wild places. Hand in hand with wildlife conservation discussions, we can start to help communities find their own solutions to their most significant challenges, with the aim to reducing the barriers to behaviour change while imparting the necessary knowledge to change attitudes and foster a love of the natural world.

Team: Phoebe Odhiang, Education Programmes Leader; Charles Njoroge, Education Officer Meru; Elizabeth Yiambaine, Education Officer Amboseli

Partners: www.schoolsforkenya.co.uk

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