Education plays a crucial role in raising awareness of environmental challenges and shaping the attitudes and behaviors that can make a difference. During this activity, environmental education lessons are delivered to students and teachers.
The education team uses videos produced by Nature for Kids (NfK) in collaboration with UNITE for the environment, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI) and the Kasiisi Project.
These video are relevant and meaningful to rural Ugandan audiences, as local communities were closely consulted on their content. They address three key environment threats of snaring, bush meat and habitat loss. covering topics such as waste management, water resource management, grassland maintenance, human wildlife conflict and deforestation. For instance, the deforestation videos are shown to schools closest to forest areas in order raise awareness of the dangers of deforestation.
These videos help to bring out the causes of environmental problems, sharing of experiences from other countries but most importantly what school children and communities can do to address these challenges.
Pupils find the videos entertaining at the same time educative and feel challenged to make a difference in their schools and communities.