The Pencil and Paper for Nature outreach program raises values on conservation among daycare and grade school children living in key biodiversity areas in Mindanao. The program will provide 20,000 children with a set of pencil, pad of paper and biodiversity conservation workbook. It will give lectures to 100 village schools, including a set of visual aids and library books about biodiversity conservation. It will train 100 volunteer mothers for daycare conservation education.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
More than 100,000 of children in key biodiversity areas in MIndanao have not completed grade school due to lack of resources for education and other basic needs. The natural resources that provide their families means of livelihood are threatened by destructive activities, unsustainable farming and population growth. The program will give the children the tools for education and raise their values on nature conservation in their area.
How will this project solve this problem?
The program provides schoolchildren a set of pencil, pad of paper and biodiversity conservation workbook. Lectures, a set of posters and library books on biodiversity conservation are given to the village schools. A mother volunteer or daycare teacher are trained in conservation education.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will help 20,000 school children complete grade school and raise their values on conservation, allowing them to act and contribute meaningfully in the efforts for biodiversity conservation at the family, school and community levels.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.