Two camps were run back-to-back in beautiful Mvuu CAWS Camp. The first group of campers were from our Eco-Clubs, while the second group were young adults from YES Clubs.
The theme of Malawi’s CITW annual Eco-Club camp was ‘Leading by taking action’. The aim of the camp was to provide selected Eco-Club members with practical, hands-on experience in situ at Mvuu Camp in order to consolidate and enhance Eco-Club learnings.
Lessons on camp focused on:
- Wildlife and Natural Resources Conservation
- Life skills and leadership development (Based on Camp and local culture/traditions)
- Health and nutrition
- Sports, fun and mixed learning
A ‘stand out’ lesson was on the Three Rs and waste management. During this lesson, children learnt about the importance of the Three Rs – reuse, reduce, recycle – and then had a practical, hands-on lesson where they collected glass bottles, and made tumblers out of them.
The YES Campers focused on the environmental issues which Liwonde National Park faces. The youth discovered a number of gaps and challenges which were negatively affecting the general life in the Park. Their findings were confirmed by the African Parks officials and the possible means of mitigating the challenges were discussed between the youth and the African Parks officials.
The youth also learnt a lot from the African Parks officials about how the Park security and conservation have improved. They were also informed how African Parks management is intending to reintroduce certain species back into the Liwonde National Park, in order to ensure a sustainable and balanced ecosystem.
Look out for the full report from our Malawi Camps in the Quarterly Newsletter at the end of January 🙂