2020 Eco-Mentor Training at Tuli Safari Lodge

Eco-Mentor training plays a crucial part in the CITW programme.  One of the main focus areas of this training is on the teachers and community members who volunteer their time to run the Eco-Clubs in the schools.

Practical activity: web-of-life lesson

The purpose of the training is to prepare the teachers to facilitate these weekly Eco-Club sessions, which are based on a comprehensive environmental education and leadership development curriculum.  

We kicked off this year’s training in the Bobirwa Region of Botswana, with 17 enthusiastic Eco-Mentors.  We spent two days working through the first term’s curriculum workbook, including energisers, theory lessons, teaching techniques, experiments and some interesting discussions and debates. The teachers are all very excited to take their learnings to the children and other community members. 

Fun energiser in preparation for the lesson on communication

Thank you to the amazing Tuli Safari Lodge for hosting us, and providing not only a beautiful setting for the training, but also wonderful hospitality and sensational game drives.

Theory lesson on climate change with Lisa Witherden

Report and photos by Kirsty van der Want, Programme Trainer – using an Olympus Tough 5