environmental education

our mission

Kasanka Trust works in 33 government schools surrounding the park, each of which have a Conservation Club (Chongololo and Chipembere clubs). This is part of a nation-wide scheme developed by the Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society.

Kasanka Trust supports the conservation clubs in the Chitambo Chiefdom, trains the club mentors, provides resources, organizes  activities, brings groups to see the bats in the park and takes students on game drives to nurture the understanding as to why conserving wildlife is important.

Adult education is also important. A women’s group has been set up and training is offered for the production of goods to be sold at the parks’ gate. Adult education themes with learning groups aimed towards environmental issues are also offered.

Sponsoring a childs’ education will literally change their life and those around theirs – and may well change yours. It also helps improve health care and access to health care professionals in Zambia.

what is needed

  • To upgrade the Kasanka Conservation Centre to host community and educational groups
  • School teachers housing (construction or upgrade and maintenance)
  • Additional Conservation Club activities (club resources, stay at Kasanka Conservation Centre, visit the park)
  • Secondary school scholarships (tuition, uniforms, stationery)