Preschool Education and Awareness on Endangered Species, in Vanuatu
Preschool Education and Awareness on Endangered Species, in Vanuatu
Vanuatu villages comprises of a family to over 100 people and are distributed throughout the small islands. Majority of the population depended on the local environment for daily livelihoods. In this years Major environmental concerns are the decline of environmental good due to over harvesting and habitat modification. And environmental education for the population of Vanuatu is and important elements to help balance the situation. People need to understand some biological information on key wild resources and their status significations.
Vanuatu cannot escape, we are a part of the global environment and as such we face the same problems. Like many developing countries, Vanuatu is fragmented into many small inaccessible communities. To access these communities for any training or current affairs is very difficult. The one institution that is in place is the village school – the teachers and the pupils.
“Daddy (mommy) you can’t do that, my teacher says …” We, as parents, have all heard that and on as many occasions we have had to LISTEN or face the consequence of our children’s anger!
Subjects like soil erosion, climate change and rising sea water levels etc have to be addressed before it is too late. Not only do children have to be made aware of these problems but through them we, as educationalists, can reach the parents.
Children learn quickest through play. When undertaking a task that is fun and interesting they can be taught easily. Introducing games, that have been adapted to the Vanuatu environmental issues, will enhance this learning process at the same time address the problems that are impacting on life in Vanuatu.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Friends of the Vanuatu Museum
Country:
Vanuatu
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 17,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 47,000.00
Project Number:
VUT/SGP/OP5/Yr3/STAR/BD/13/02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Information through school materials produced for both girls and boys in preschool. Materials helped pre school teachers throughout the country whom are 75% are females.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
The educational materials produced for pre school education will be disseminated throughout the country to preschools for young children. That children will be informed significant biodiversity in Vanuatu with the knowledge of endnagered species, such as turtles, megapodes etc..

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Leah Silas Nimoho
Phone:
678 26034
Fax:
678 26034
Email:
Ms. Sherryl Mahina Ulufia
Email:

Address

SGP-Vanuatu, UN Joint Presence Office,Rue Mercet, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu 4th Level
PORT VILA, South West Pacific, PMB 9096