New environmental education initiative gaining support

iLearnabout is an exciting FREE digital education initiative being developed by the iAfrica Foundation. Mwabu is proud to support this by contributing to the design and testing of early content, which is aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

iLearnabout aims to fill a critical gap in children’s education by providing teachers and learners across Sub-Saharan Africa with a range of freely available digital resources to help develop a better understanding of local and global environmental conservation challenges and solutions.

 

Initial feedback from conservation organisations and teachers across Zambia, Kenya and South Africa has been unanimously positive. Dr. Margaret Otieno, National Coordinator / CEO of Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, said ‘This is an exciting opportunity for conservation educators like me who hold the belief that education is the single most important element in improved environmental protection and conservation.’

In recent months, the project has gained impressive support and recognition. iLearnabout was mentioned in Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s Review on the Economics of Biodiversity, an independent review commissioned by the UK Government. The African Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) has been a supportive partner in helping develop early content and ideas and with the recent inclusion of its sister organisation in the US (ANAW-USA), more outreach opportunities will be possible.

The iLearnabout team are now developing pilot resources and working with key partners in Zambia and Kenya with the aim to implement a pilot project as soon as possible. 

To find out more visit www.ilearnabout.org

Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge

14 January 2021

Mwabu has reached the second round of the Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge (SLEIC), an Education Outcome Fund (EOF) project aiming to improve learning outcomes and measure the efficacy of interventions.