Education Is the Key to Stopping the Threats to African Wildlife.
PASA and our member wildlife centers across Africa are running a pioneering program that uses high-quality, engaging films to teach conservation and empathy for animals.
Our goal is to protect wildlife and its habitat by changing the behavior of millions of people across Africa. We have approval to use more than a dozen films that were made for African audiences, and we’re continually seeking more.
Since the films are entertaining, our members can arrange for them to be shown on national TV, in schools, on public transportation, and at their rescue centers.
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage, a PASA member in Zambia, has a thriving community education program. They even built a school so that 120 local children – many of whom have parents who work at the Orphanage – can have a proper education.
Furthermore, Chimfunshi has developed an adult literacy program which empowers the local women of the community.
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage recently showed the first episode of Ajani’s Great Ape Adventures to the children in their school, as well as adults, who all watched it enthusiastically. Chimfunshi’s education staff will show more edutainment films throughout the school year, and the students will fill out surveys so we can assess what they’ve learned about animal welfare and environmental conservation.
We Can’t Do It Without You.
Chimfunshi is eager to expand the program to five more schools and to their new Conservation Education Club. However, funding is needed to make this possible.
Additionally, the native language in the area is Bemba and many people have a limited understanding of English. For them to fully absorb the messaging, we need to translate the films into Bemba.
By donating, you will make it possible to record a translation of a different film every month,making the films accessible to people throughout Africa.
With your monthly contribution of $20, each month you’ll enable a new classroom of students to watch films about animal protection and do activities that build on the lessons in the films.
We can educate millions of people to protect animals throughout Africa – but only with your help.