Zanzibar Volunteers for Environmental Conservation

Youth Education and Community Engagement

While new economic opportunities and environmental reconstruction are vital steps in preserving the health of Zanzibar, the true change will come from education. The new generation of Zanzibaris will be the ones who have to face the dangers of climate change, and they need to be prepared to deal with these dangers.

In order to help educate the population of Zanzibar about environmental issues, ZAVECO is involved in community meetings with those individuals on the front lines of mangrove destruction. In addition, ZAVECO lobbies with community leaders to stress the importance of environmental protection and the dangers of mangrove cutting. In the future, ZAVECO is very invested in expanding its education program to include school curriculum with a focus on the environment and environmental services

Our special Kindergarten Environmental Education aimed at building positive attitude and impact toward environmental sustainability and stewardship for future youth, parents and leaders

Kindergarten Environmental Education

This project aims to provide the space and opportunity for child growth and development, while also engaging children in the exploration and discovery of the real world through theory and practice. Volunteers will facilitate lessons that incorporate a theoretical educational element alongside sessions that include day outs to put theory into practice. This will entail building positive attitudes towards conservation and the environment in children aged 4 to 10 years of age.

Project Aims to teach:

 Basic planting skills (e.g. mangroves) in relation to marine life

 learning the names of native species

 Conservation of natural resources (like mangrove planting)

 Minimizing plastic pollution

 learning the basis of recycling




 At least 1 years’ experience with children

 Teaching Experience/ Willingness to learn

 Knowledge of environmental issues



The activities involve the following schools, Kibele nursery schools _Kibele, Ungujaukuu nursery school in Ungujaukuu, Nyamanzi nursery school and Uzi nursery school in Uzi Island

Note: Number of students in one class is around 40 to 60



Option 1:  3 August – 9 September

Option 2: 5 November – 7 December



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