A Rocha International

Education, conservation and hope

From working with young people at risk in Peru to running summer camps in the Czech Republic, A Rocha’s environmental education programmes are empowering children and communities around the world with new skills and understanding to live sustainably with their natural environment.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1136041)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£11,600

Amount raised

£13,649

Donations

38

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

Situation

A healthy, properly functioning natural environment is critical to economic growth, community livelihoods and personal well-being. Yet many fail to recognize the numerous benefits that nature provides – from natural resources like food and timber, to ecosystem services like clean air and water – as well as the inherent value of the wildlife, plants and habitats it contains. This means that, all too often, our activities continue to pollute the air, deplete the seas and destroy the forests.

Solution

Prof Steven Bouma-Prediger once said, ‘We care for only what we love. We love only what we know. We truly know only what we experience.’ That’s why we believe in strengthening the connections between people and nature. In places like Kenya, Peru, South Africa and the Czech Republic our environmental education programmes explain the importance of looking after the environment, provide opportunities for practical conservation and demonstrate ways to live off the land in a more sustainable way.

  • Inspired by an A Rocha fungus exhibition, I began to attend their weekly club. Many of us loved it so much that we attended together for six years.

    — Lenka Musilov√°, Czech Republic

  • I want to help with conservation of wildlife and teach people the importance of conservation so our children can see the different species of animals.

    — Francis Kazungu, Kenya

  • Inspired by an A Rocha fungus exhibition, I began to attend their weekly club. Many of us loved it so much that we attended together for six years.

    — Lenka Musilová, Czech Republic

  • I want to help with conservation of wildlife and teach people the importance of conservation so our children can see the different species of animals.

    — Francis Kazungu, Kenya