Educate African Children
Kids for Compassionate Conservation
Education is the key to producing long-term change
The threats to the existence of great apes are increasing. A root cause is a pervasive lack of awareness among the people of Africa. To save great apes from extinction, there’s an urgent need for widespread conservation education.
Africa’s great apes and monkeys urgently need you. You can help save them by making a contribution today.
PASA’s three member organizations in Cameroon – Ape Action Africa, Limbe Wildlife Centre, and Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue – collaborated with experts in the country’s education system to develop a pioneering, interactive program to teach conservation and compassion for wildlife.
The program’s centerpiece is a children’s book book titled “Je Protège les Chimpanzés” (“I Protect Chimpanzees”) which was custom designed for Sanaga-Yong.
The innovative, fun five-day curriculum teaches empathy for chimpanzees and is filled with drawing, group projects, and other activities, standing in stark contrast to standard teaching methods in Africa. The program has produced vast improvements in students’ understanding of their roles in protecting wildlife.
PASA is now building on this success and working with our member organizations across Africa to adapt the program to their own cultural contexts.
This is expected to produce a long-term widespread change in attitudes and behaviors abut conservation. This is urgently needed to save Africa’s endangered species from disappearing forever.
Please donate today to inspire students to protect Africa’s endangered wildlife.
Limbe Wildlife Center’s Nature Club focuses year-round on educating children about conservation.
Partial funding for this project is provided by generous support from the Sacramento Zoo and the Greenville Zoo.