Conservation Education | Whole School Development

Eco Children works with some of the poorest schools in Limpopo and Mpumalanga in north east South Africa. Our initial focus has been on rural primary schools in the Acornhoek / Bushbuckridge district of Mpumalanga and our introduction into the schools has been via our Eco Villages.

Support-a-School

Support-a-School

Eco Villages, developed in partnership with our sponsor Make A Difference Leadership Foundation, are the entry point in developing a broad-based relationship with a school. Eco Villages consist of a large vegetable garden plus refurbished classrooms with vibrant murals for conservation-based lessons. Once a school has shown that they value their Eco Village, Eco Children works with the school to improve essential infrastructure such as libraries, kitchens, toilets and school halls, transforming them into places that are conducive to learning.

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Kit-a-Kid

Kit-a-Kid

While working on various projects in our community it became evident that many of the children in our adopted schools did not own a school uniform. The Kit-a-Kid initiative was born from this need: through donations and fundraising, children are supplied with a complete school uniform.

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Capacity building

Capacity building

The third phase of whole school development is working with our adopted schools to build the capacity of educators. We run regular and ongoing capacity building workshops for Level R educators as well as maths workshops, both areas of great need.

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Eco Training

Eco Training

Eco Children facilitates workshops with different eco-based themes for children and adults to teach them about the environment they live in.

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Bursaries

Bursaries

We work with our adopted primary schools to identify talented learners for our Bursary programme. Promising students are selected by Eco Children for consideration for scholarships and we mentor these students and monitor their progress to give them the best possible opportunity for academic success.

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