The purpose of the workshop was to train teachers to become Eco-Mentors by upgrading skills in their environmental understating so that they are able to start and run Eco-Clubs and also to enable them to better implement school and village environmental projects and initiatives. The training was also aimed at introducing the teachers to Children in the Wilderness and its programmes.
The first leg of training took place at Mathathane Primary School in Mathathane village in Botswana. Nine teachers, including the school Headmaster, from Mathathane and five teachers from Mothlabaneng Primary Schools attended the training. The second leg of the training took place at Kranenburg Primary School in Musina in South Africa. Three teachers, including the school Headmistress, and two officials from Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage site participated in the training.