Tunde Folawiyo | AWF Spreads Efforts toward Primary Schools

June 2, 2014 Editor african elephant conservationAfrica’s Endangered PrimatesGrevy zebraTunde Folawiyotunde folawiyo africatunde folawiyo biotunde folawiyo executivetunde folawiyo film festivaltunde folawiyo londontunde folawiyo oiltunde folawiyo profileWest African Lion

Throughout its history as an organisation, the African Wildlife Foundation has maintained its everlasting mission to protect the endangered animals of African continent and beyond. A wide variety of animals have fallen victim to poaching throughout the region, driving the need for intervention to an all-time high. Citizens throughout Africa including Tunde Folawiyo and millions of others may be alarmed when faced with the harsh reality and overwhelming number of animals in need of immediate help. In addition to their goals of protecting species throughout the continent, the AWF has implemented new initiatives to further spread their hopes for a brighter Africa.

Tunde Folawiyo Whilst a link between schools and conservation is little recognised, the AWF and their mission goals allowed for the task. Following discussions between the AWF and a northern Tanzania community, the organisation was presented with the idea of improving a primary school near Maasai Steppe’s nearby wildlife corridor. Although the initial project stemmed from the need to conserve surrounding wildlife, the organisation weighted the pros and cons of stretching their assistance toward African youth. With this the organisation began plans to rebuild Manyara Ranch Primary School in an area less dangerous than its previous location, an endeavour that led to the AWF rebuilding Lupani School in exchange for the Sekute community of Zambia preserving 20,000 hectares for a corridor for critical elephants in Kazungula. With the improved schools’ clear impact on local families, AWF management realised the importance of aiding their communities in education, creating a shift in thinking that would lead to a clear link between schooling and conservation efforts.

With this newfound commitment in mind, AWF has launched a new programme in hopes of providing rural communities a higher-quality education than ever possible. AWF Conservation Schools, or ACS, plans to offer a similar model in which the organization will strive to create improved primary schools to benefit surrounding communities. This plan aids the organisation in that the effected communities will in turn agree to specific conservation terms, aiding the AWF in its primary mission to protect endangered animals throughout the land. Supporters of conservation efforts, such as Tunde Folawiyo and countless others may experience the impact of better schools for Africa’s youth. Through a continued partnership between the AWF, surrounding communities and proponents of wildlife conservation, these efforts may one day result in a decrease in species of endangered animal throughout the African continent.

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