EDUCATING & ENGAGING COMMUNITIES
We are a force for knowledge, inspiring our next generation to value the world around us and mobilising communities to defend nature.
Natural resources are critical to the livelihoods of the majority of Malawians – so it’s essential that people are empowered to value and protect their environment. Our environmental education programme seeks to build the next generation of conservationists. To date, it has supported tens of thousands of children in hundreds of schools across the Central and Northern Regions of Malawi.
Our model uses extra-curricular Wildlife Clubs to teach modules on a range of environmental issues, from human-wildlife conflict to biodiversity. The content is based on the highly renowned Pan African Conservation Education teaching programme, and is adapted to the specific environmental challenges facing Malawi.
We build sustainability into the programme by training teachers to deliver lessons and manage Wildlife Clubs themselves. Outside of the classroom, we also encourage children to get involved with hands-on conservation through activities like tree-planting, permaculture, recycling and clean-ups.
Our broader community engagement initiatives support people to earn income through environmentally friendly livelihoods such as bee-keeping, permaculture, briquette making and artisan jewellery production.