January 18, 2019

Environmental Education

Chongololo club: Draws its name from a Chewa translation of a Millipede, it is for school going children from grade 1 to 7. The lessons in the clubs focuses on Zambian habitats.

Chongololo club of the air: CCOA is a weekly 30-minute radio program that is designed to support environmental magazines. It is now broadcast on community radio stations including Radio Luapula, Chikankata FM, Sinazongwe Community Radio, Radio Maria, Kalomo FM, Radio Ichengelo, Zambezi Radio and Mpika FM

Chipembele club: Draws its name from a Bemba translation of a Rhino, the club is for school going children from grade 8 to 12 and community members. It focuses on environmental problems and issues. The children are reached through their schools as established in our memorandum of understanding with the ministry of general education.

UNITE4CLIMATE AND CONSERVATION (U4CC) PROGRMAME

Unite4Climate (U4C) programme is one of UNICEF’s  signature  child-led  advocacy  programmes in partnership with the Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia ( WECSZ).It has been implemented since 2010.

The programme has led to a more environmentally sustainable environment through the planting of over 30,000 trees in over 200 schools countrywide, through the implementation of thirteen (13) climate change adaptation projects, which have resulted to cleaner and greener schools, reuse, reduction and recycling of materials such as waste paper, cans and plastics, and through interpersonal communication and community sensitizations to over 450 schools.

Over the years, the program has seen the training of over 1,400 Children, adolescents and youths as Climate Ambassadors from various schools across all the 10 provinces of Zambia. The program aims to focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation. It places emphasis on equipping children with skills in climate change reduction advocacy, conservation, waste management and awareness raising, thereby strengthening their abilities to fulfill their potential.

In implementation of the program, WECSZ collaborates with local stakeholders such as the Ministry of General Education (MoGE), the Forestry Departments, Agriculture and the Local Councils as well as other organizations whose focus is well aligned with the program framework.