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.
Our environmental education programme seeks to inspire and equip the next generation of conservationists to tackle the nation’s most pressing environmental challenges. To date, it has supported tens of thousands of children in hundreds of schools across the Central and Northern Regions of Malawi.
Our education programme is based at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre and provides inspiring and immersive learning experiences for youth of all ages. Set in the middle of beautiful indigenous forest, our programmes focus on discovery and exploration – learning by doing. Our facilities include a large education centre, a network of forest trails, educational signage, an elevated boardwalk along the Lingadzi River, a playground, wildlife sculptures made of recycled materials and more! Find out more.
Our education sessions take place in nature. They include guided forest walks, drama, story-telling, games and hands-on conservation work. Our lessons cover nine modules – linked to the Sustainable Development Goals – which cover the following issues: biodiversity, wildlife crime, wildlife conservation and welfare, waste management, forests and deforestation, human-wildlife conflict, climate change, water management and conservation agriculture. Including practical, action-based learning, our programme is designed to equip the next generation with the knowledge and skills to make a real difference to environmental protection.
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.