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Voiceof themembership
F
or
over
12
years,
LWF’s
Environmental
Education
Programme
(EEP) has been delivering
innovative, fun lectures
and field trips to students,
teachers and adults in
Laikipia. The aim of this
programme is to create
environmental awareness
andprovide environmental
education services as
part of a long- term
conservation solution.
AfterexposuretoLWF’sEEP,howhasyourperspectiveofconservationchanged?
EmilyMbugua
VolunteeratEducation
BeyondBorders_Kenya
(EBB)& teacherat Inooro
SecondarySchool
“OurEBBprogrammeempowersteachers,
using the best teaching methodologies.
In 2013, we incorporated LWF’s
Environmental Education Programme to
haveexperiential learning inconservation
in our workshop to improve conservation
education in our learning institutions.
Through EEP we got the opportunity to
be part of World Environment Day held
in Laikipia 2013 and 2014. We have
visited Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Mpala
Ranch and had a seminar with Northern
Kenya Conservation Clubs in William
HoldenWildlife Foundation. EBB helped
us produce environmental learning
brochures that students use during their
field tours facilitated by LWF’s Bus
programme. Conservation knowledge
has seen student environmental clubs
flourish, litter bins introduced in schools,
tree planting activities in our schools and
neighbours, participation in conservation
essay writing competitions and attending
the annualWorldRhinoDay.”
NancyMuhoro
Accountant-NanyukiWRUA
“Through environmental education I
got to understandmy duty to protect
natural resources.Vulnerability to
nature is influenced by human activities
whichwe need to prevent.”
RichardGatere
FurahaPrimarySchool
“The programmewas very educative
tome and the entire community and
we registeredwith theForum as
appreciation”
DavidKanyi
Kiriti PrimarySchool
“It definitely had an impact on the
peoplewhowent through it, we now
appreciate conservation andwe know
issues like environmental destruc-
tion and humanwildlife conflicts are
preventable”
Victor
Teacher -Tigithi Primary
School
“Students in our schools are embracing
conservation and through the environ-
mental clubwe have been able to plant
trees andflowers in the school.”
DouglasMutai
NanyukiWRUA
“It improves people’s perspective on
how to care for the environment and
protectwildlife”
DanielGichohi-
SikikaYouth
Group
“Through the programme our group
has been able to get a platform towrite
environmental comic features. People
now know that conservation can
generate contentwhich they can read
and understand of how conservation
affects our daily lives.”
PeterRichardWaweru
MuthangiraPrimarySchool
“The programme has been very positive.
We can actually change people’sminds
and environment of Laikipia if there is
active participation of students, teachers
and the communitymembers involved”
Ms. Zipporah
Teacher-MutaroPrimary
School
“It enlightened andmobilized a lot
of people in the community to have a
positive attitude towards conservation”
RobertMyall
NanyukiWaterRiverUsers
Association
“ConservationEducation has helped
WRUAmembers to understand the im-
portance of conserving riparian areas
andwater use. Riverwalks can also be
introduced to younger generations so
that they get to learn conservation of
water resources and how to utilise it
well.”
Mr.Ochieng
Teacher-GatundiaSecond-
arySchool
“We feel obliged to take care of na-
ture for future generations. I have also
integrated conservation issues in all
lessons I teach includingC.R.E “garden
of Eden”Thanks toLWF’S conservation
programme”
Pupils fromNduriri PrimarySchool inNanyuki inoneof theconservationeducationexcursion
December 2015 IssueNo. 3
CONSERVATION INACTION
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