PACE supports conservation and sustainability education, providing ideas, information and training for teachers and learners across Africa.
A set of highly renowned, multi-media resources are central to the project and based on the sharing of simple solutions to environmental problems - from fuel-saving stoves to rainwater-harvesting, compost making to forest product certification, sharing the very practical ways in which people have addressed common environmental problems. Somebody somewhere has found a solution!
PACE materials are attractive and exceptionally rich, with content for teachers and learners from primary to college level. Content is arranged in seven chapters: Living with wildlife, Water, Soil, Forests, Energy, Living by the Ocean, Urban Living. It helps users link theory and practical, classroom and everyday experiences, supporting cross-curricular competency and place-based teaching and learning, school clubs and projects. Community educators working with youth, faith, women and other groups in rural and urban settings use PACE to provide ideas for income generation, soil, woodland, water and waste management, and other ways of improving the well-being of people and the natural world around them.
- There are 32 short films about inspiring grass roots projects.
- 80 action sheets offer experiments and activities to investigate the techniques and topics covered.
- A bright, durable, and beautifully illustrated reader, Africa our Home, contains background information and context including statistics, poetry, traditional wisdom, scientific learning, conundrums, games.
- An educator’s guide links content to curriculum topics and offers pedagogic advice and help on adapting to local contexts.
- A colourful poster.
An impact assessment was carried out in 2016 and showed that PACE interventions result in positive behaviour change - trees planted, reduced fuelwood consumption, human/wildlife conflict managed.
PACE materials can be downloaded free, here.
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Outside Africa, the PACE materials are useful in Global Citizenship Education and to support international partnerships between schools.
PACE was launched with funding from the Vodafone Foundation. ICAP sponsored the French version (Lire ce site en français) and DHL provide logistical support.
PACE is a joint initiative of Tusk Trust and Siren Conservation Education.