On 12 February, BCP’s Environmental Education Programme (EEP) was launched at 2 schools within the project zone for the Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project, located in Rufunsa District. 80 students in Grade 6 at Ndubulula and Namanongo Primary Schools received curriculum materials and pens as part of the programme launch.
In both schools, the first lesson of the EEP began with a discussion of “Living Things,” including plants and animals. Students were involved in interactive discussions about the environment, and teachers encouraged students to think critically about the effects that deforestation might have on living things.
The EEP is a 21-lesson program designed to compliment the national curriculum, and to provide students with in-depth knowledge about environmental issues. Throughout 2014, students at both schools will be involved in interactive lessons designed to engage and interest students in environmental issues, and ultimately, to help students develop into “Environmental Ambassadors” within their communities.
The launch of the EEP has been made possible through a generous VIGOR grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (See more about BCP’s VIGOR grant from USAID here: http://biocarbonpartners.com/bcp-trust-receives-vigor-grant-from-usaid).
Keep posted for more news from the EEP throughout this upcoming pilot year of its implementation!