Daily Archives: September 19, 2012

Dian Fossey’s work lives on

Dian Fossey was smiling down from the heavens today on Nyange School as the Art of Conservation team introduced the AoC kids to Fossey’s important work to save mountain gorillas & her efforts to work with local communities to end poaching of gorillas & other wildlife. AoC teachers led the kids in a discussion about poaching & what to do should they come across people mistreating animals.

Image

AoC volunteer Ellen Strachota – binoculars & notebook in hand – mimics Dian Fossey’s field work for AoC kids to draw.

To reinforce today’s lesson, AoC kids drew & used water colors to paint pictures of other forest animals considered “vulnerable”, including the tree hyrax & black-fronted duiker.

Image

AoC artist, Eusebe, gently assists students with their artistic expressions.

One of the coolest things about AoC is their holistic approach to working with schools. In addition to their health & conservation enrichment program, AoC gifted the rain catchment systems at Nyange & Rushubi schools, providing supply of fresh water for the schools & communities for hand washing stations & cleaning. The water can be boiled for good drinking water.

Image

Image

Ni ah’ubutaha [“so long” in Kinyarwandan].

Categories: Rwanda | Tags: , | 1 Comment

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

My Om is Your Om

In your Om, you find yourself. In others, you find the pieces you are missing.

Bucket List Publications

Indulge- Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences

privatelifeinpublichealth

Just another WordPress.com site

INS Tech Talk Blog

A sensory journey to new places.

Lifehacker

A sensory journey to new places.

zen habits

A sensory journey to new places.

Art of Conservation

A sensory journey to new places.

Michael Hyatt

Win at Work and Succeed at Life

Heifer 12 x 12

A global blogging adventure to visit Heifer International projects in 12 countries in 12 months in 2012