How our Kenyan member, KOEE, is working to reduce the heat in Africa

Practicing Education for Sustainable Development
through Eco-Schools

Joto Afrika, meaning 'Africa is feeling the heat' in Swahili, is a series of briefing and online resources reporting on climate change and climate adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa. It draws lessons, experiences and practical information from across several sub-Saharan African countries.

Joto Afrika was conceptualised, developed and produced by the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), Kenya, in partnership with IDS Knowledge Services and the AfricaAdapt Network.

An article about Eco-Schools Kenya appears on page 8, 'Practicing Education for Sustainable Development through Eco-Schools'.

It presents the programme and describes a particularly meaningful case story from St. Mary's Girls' Primary School in Machakos County, which managed to reduce the amount of firewood used per term after an environmental audit conducted by the students. More resource efficiency has led to an improvement of the school feeding programme, raising the number of girls enrolled from 50 to 200.

 The chef at St. Mary's Girls Primary School in Machakos preparing a meal using an improved energy saving jiko. © David Wandabi

The chef at St. Mary's Girls Primary School in Machakos preparing a meal using an improved energy saving jiko. © David Wandabi

The full publication can be found at the following link: Issue 17 - Green Growth: An Overview of the Framework for Development