A Rocha International

Conservation through environmental education

A Rocha’s global environmental education activities empower children and communities with knowledge, skills and understanding to live sustainably with the world around them, including tackling climate change and plastic pollution. A Rocha International provides capacity building and resources.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1136041)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£30,000

Amount raised

£32,626

Donations

134

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

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

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

Multiple locations

Situation

Many believe we have lost a lot of the connections we had with nature just a few decades ago. This disconnect prevents us from appreciating the impacts of our actions on the environment – such as through climate change and plastic pollution – as well as the ability to rethink future alternatives. Sadly, it is often the poor who feel these effects most acutely as many rely on natural resources for their everyday needs, and economic hardships caused by COVID-19 have increased these pressures.

Solution

We believe muddy hands and nature encounters are fundamental to environmental conservation - whether that’s by teaching young Ugandans how to grow vegetables in sacks or exploring rockpools with Kenyan students. With projects in 20 countries, each designed to meet local needs, the contexts and range of A Rocha’s environmental education (EE) activities are diverse. A Rocha International gives training and provides opportunities to share best practice and lessons learned among EE practitioners.

  • Our school sent two teachers to the conference who came back and planted more trees, began Farming God’s Way and introduced vegetable and medicinal gardens. When schools closed due to Covid, the gardens provided food and medicinal herbs for local families. Pupils now have sack gardens at home too.

    — Olivia Nandaula, Kiteezi Primary School, Uganda (participant of the 2019 EE teachers’ workshops)

  • Having participated in past EE conferences organized by A Rocha International and as the person in charge of EE activities for A Rocha Uganda, I have been able to learn and share the knowledge acquired with others.

    — Susan Kasiita, Environmental Education Officer, A Rocha Uganda