Four Steps to a Better Education Program
In collaboration with local teachers, LiveWildLife has developed a step-by-step education program, called Four Steps to a Better Education. Each step is designed to help schools with their immediate and specific needs as each school is in a different stage of development – some lack facilities, water, food or school materials, while others might urgently need electricity.
Step One aims to provide a school with basic facilities, equipment and learning materials so that everyday school life can take place – without these elements operating a school is nearly impossible.
Step Two also addresses basic needs such as water and electricity – where lessons can take place without these amenities, but not very effectively. Some schools do not have access to running water, or the available water is of poor quality, so learners bring big water cans – often a very long way – with them from home. LiveWildlife install rainwater tanks to collect, store and filter rainwater. In schools where there is no access to electricity, LiveWildLife aims to install solar panel systems. This will also enable LiveWildLife to provide a meal to learners who often arrive hungry.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Step Three aims to enhance schools to make the school a place where children not only learn to read, write and calculate but also a place where children learn how to work together in a team through sports and cultural activities, such as planting vegetables and performing on stage. Furthermore, by giving lessons about wildlife conservation and anti-poaching, children gain more knowledge and awareness of the importance of their natural environments, empowering the communities establishing WMAs.
Step Four, our final step, consists of making the schools independent from rain water for drinking purposes. There are different ways to meet this goal, such as building a well and installing water pumps. Despite the high costs and high standards involved in this proposed project, it is a sustainable investment for the future of the school.