Malilangwe’s Conservation Education Program
Malilangwe’s Conservation Education Program started in 2012 and is designed, instructed, and funded by The Malilangwe Trust. The course is aimed at students ages 11 to 15 (Grade 6) from eleven different Government Schools in neighboring communities, to instill an appreciation for wildlife, conservation, global sustainability, environmental processes, cultural heritage and equip the youngsters with a range of life skills. For many of these children, the course offers unique experiences with first-time wildlife encounters and putting into practice some of the things previously learned in the classroom.
Hakamela camp is host to these courses, which typically comprise 25 students per group and are held 23 to 25 times per year. Each course comprises 4 days of presentations, practical lessons, game drives, site inspections of Malilangwe’s facilities, and a visit to the Kambako Living Museum of Bushcraft. At the end of each course, each child will interpret what they have learned from the Conservation Education curriculum through a performance of drama, song, or poetry recital. Every participant receives a certificate of attendance from Malilangwe.