Access to environmental information, education and training is a gateway to developing real community empowerment and capacity for natural resource management. Yet, time and time again, this is a critical aspect of community-based natural resource management that many organizations overlook.
At APW, we are committed to educating, empowering and enabling local people with the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to self-manage their environments. This is the crucial first step in developing long-term commitment to and capacity for environmental and biodiversity conservation. Recognizing the importance of both the current and the next generation of environmental leaders, we provide educational and training opportunities for both children and adults in the rural communities where we work.
Visit the links below to learn more about our Environmental Educational Initiative:
This multi-faceted program is working with tomorrow’s future leaders, today’s children. Implemented in rural primary schools in the Maasai Steppe, this program debuted the first environmental summer camps for rural schoolchildren in Tanzania and is locally recognized for its competitive Noloholo Environmental Scholarship Program.
Working to build the capacity of community members, including natural resource committees and village game scouts, this program offers onsite training at the Noloholo Environmental Center as well as opportunities to participate in nationally accredited courses in natural resource management.