Rwandans pupils get conservation lessons in the Akagera National Park
Pictures and text by Friends of Akagera National Park
Fifty-five pupils and three teachers from Groupe Scolaire de Gishanda recently got up close (in a bus) with the amazing wildlife that roams the plains of Akagera National Park in Rwanda. The school is one of 23 that will participate in interpretative conservation lessons during 2014, an initiative that will see more than 1 300 schoolchildren experience firsthand the park’s fauna and flora.
Akagera guide, Cecile Muvunyi, provided the children with an introduction to their adventure at the park’s Visitor Centre before they boarded the bus. All pupils receive an information booklet that covers the park’s mammals, the inhabitants of the lakes and swamps, some of the birds and the Akagera cycle of life. At the end of the day they are required to note their key outtakes and learnings from their experience. The park also plans to introduce conservation excursions for 170 local leaders.
Nkondo Primary School & Rwinkwavu Community Library & Learning Centre visit the Akagera National Park
In August we had a visit from students from Nkondo Primary School and Rwinkwavu Community Library & Learning Centre. They sent us these photos and this note:
"This is a huge thank you to Akagera Management company for your free visit grant to Nkondo primary student and Rwinkwavu Community Library and Learning Center. As you can see on attached pictures students had fun and it is really special experience for kids and I would like to share you some pictures from The trip. On behalf of the Students of Nkondo Primary School, we send our warmest thanks."
We are glad they enjoyed the trip!
Text and picutres by Friends of Akagera National Park : HERE
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