Eco-Schools in Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi
The Danish Outdoor Council (DOC) in collaboration with local partner organizations has supported the introduction and development of environmental education in primary education in Uganda in 2006, Malawi in 2008 and Tanzania in 2010. Building on the international programme for environmental education Eco-Schools, the projects have translated the principles of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into practice through demonstration of sustainable natural resource management promoting local development and the right to education. The programme focuses on strengthening the capacity of DOC’s Eco-Schools partners to promote children’s right to education using the Eco-Schools programme as backbone for involving and empowering pupils, teachers and communities in applying the principles of ESD.
The objective of ESD is to enhance education and learning in the common pursuit of seeking to integrate the principles, values, and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning, in order to address the social, economic, cultural and environmental problems we face in the 21st century. In practice this means helping people to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to make informed decisions for the benefit of themselves and others, now and in the future, and to act upon these decisions. The programme objectives are anchored in DOC’s many years of experience and support for establishing national Eco-Schools programmes in East African countries.
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