Children change cultures
Children really can change culture. As anyone who has ever had a child of their own, or has been a very involved aunt or uncle can attest, when the child has an idea or an opinion about which they’re particularly passionate, they will not stop until everyone around them is aware of that. This fervor and determination can change culture, both in the short term and over the long-term.
It is for this reason that our Reducing Demand For Rhino Horn Education Program in the United States has been so effective. In 2018 we reached almost 1000 students, through the assembly and class presentations.
In addition we reached several hundred more students that used our curriculum, one that is constructivist, student lead, and incredibly engaging! Our curricula are standards aligned, and have been adopted by a dozen schools across the country.
As you know, China and Vietnam are the largest consumers of rhino horn globally. Unfortunately, the United States runs in third place, because of the large number of people from that region that we are fortunate enough to be able to call neighbors and friends in the United States.
It is for this reason that we work with teachers in primarily Asian communities across the United States. If you have friends or neighbors that are teachers and they would be interested in using our curriculum, for having us visit their school, these ask them to reach out to us!
Thank you for all you have done to make our Reducing Demand For Rhino Horn Education Program such a success!