Linking Conservation with Education
In Pemba, a large percentage of the population are under the age of 14. These young people have a significant role to play in protecting both the marine and terrestrial environments, now and in years to come. The Kwanini Foundation is exploring opportunities to use education as a means to achieve conservation outcomes through instructing children and youngsters about their environment, their natural world and its conservation.
We aim to do this by providing immersive educational experiences such as school trips to the intertidal reef areas, snorkelling excursions and visits to Pemba’s forests for example, in order to educate young students on the importance of protecting these resources. By getting students involved in our conservation efforts, we aim to establish this knowledge into their daily lives in order to improve their understanding of how and why we conserve these resources.
You can help us by donating to our education efforts on this page. We have already received many donations for the schools around Pemba and a number of the school teachers are part of the Kwanini Foundation. With your help, we can make a difference in these young people’s lives.
Here’s how you can support:
Sponsor our conservation projects for children, such as the snorkelling trail
Donations towards our ‘living with the sea’ and ‘living with the forest’ projects
Financial support for our overall education strategy
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