Student Conservation Camp

  • Location
  • Status
  • Age Level
    11 to 13 Years
    14 to 18 Years

The Problem

Cultural traditions and knowledge are dwindling among the younger generation. There is an issue regarding the lack of knowledge revolving around native trees in the Savannah Region that produce fruits, and nuts, and how certain species can be used for medicinal purposes. In addition, there is a lack of awareness of how a clean habitat can protect biodiversity and help regenerate new growth. Furthermore, youth are attempting dangerous migration routes into Europe because they believe their economic situation will improve; if the youth were aware of the opportunities they have in their community, they would not attempt the journey North.

Our Plan

We will hold a 3-day camp for 30 students from local schools in Sawla, Ghana. Each day will be filled with educational sessions and end with hands-on work. At the end of the week, students will present what they have learned and explain how they will plan to implement the knowledge to help better their community.

Themes Addressed

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    Biodiversity Loss
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    Community Enhancement
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The Benefit

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