Bringing interactive e-learning and resources on core conservation topics to primary school teachers and children across Sub-Saharan Africa
The iAfrica Foundation, a UK based charity focused on developing education, conservation and livelihoods in rural Africa, has initiated an ambitious new project ‘iLearnabout’ having seen a vital need to create a digital-based conservation curriculum for use in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Striving to ensure all children in Africa can access quality education is critical to reducing poverty, increasing employment and livelihood opportunities while reducing population growth and tackling ever-important issues such as deforestation, animal welfare and wildlife destruction. Children are taught the basics – reading, writing, and arithmetic – but rarely have access to critical conservation subjects that directly or indirectly affect their and our lives.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
The environmental and economic short and long-term effects of this gap in the education of African primary school children needs to be tackled now so future generations have a better understanding of what is at stake and what needs to change. The foundation recognizes this alone will not solve the major environmental challenges that countries in Africa and indeed throughout the world face right now, but early education is a critical component when it comes to equipping future generations with the knowledge needed.
For more details go to www.iafricafoundation.org/ilearnabout
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iLearnabout aims to bring interactive e-learning and resources on core conservation topics to Sub-Saharan Africa. Each iLearnabout topic will explore global issues aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, through digital learning and local investigations. Each module will be freely available online and downloadable for offline use on mobile phones, tablets, computers and projectors. It will be designed to be taught as extra-curricular lessons outside of school hours in after school clubs. Children then choose and carry out local projects linked to the topic, developing knowledge, values and competencies to become actors for change.
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