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21st October 2016 Aminata Bundu
Run to Save the Environment!

EFA will be supporting and participating in the 10k run to Save the Environment initiative created by British Council, Sierra Leone to improve participants health and support their 3 goals:

  • TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS amongst children in both junior and senior secondary schools in Freetown through environmental clubs
  • TO BUY trash cans and other cleaning materials and sensitise schools on the impact that improper disposal of rubbish has on the environment
  • TO ENCOURAGE annual tree-planting concept on school campuses.
The run/walk will take place on Saturday 29 October 2016 from National Stadium, Syke Street entrance at 8:00 a.m to Old-Beach-House, Radisson Blu, Aberdeen. For more information on how to take part, click here.  

7th October 2016 Aminata Bundu
Great start to the EEP new academic year 2016/17!

We are happy to welcome 2016/17 academic year of the Environmental Education Programme which started on Monday 3rd October 2016, with 3 primary and 2 secondary schools from our neighbouring communities in Mile 13, Sussex, Baw Baw and Number 2 River. With limited access to quality education on topics including conservation, climate change, renewable energy and environmental protection in Sierra Leone, our 10-week programme engages students on these key topics and how students and their schools can protect their local environment around them. We encourage the school children to plant and take care of indigenous tree species in their schools and at home, with tree seedlings produced from the Learning Centre’s tree nursery. We hope to continue working with schools in Freetown and across the country to educate students and their communities about environmentally friendly practices and conservation. Keep following us as we have NINE WEEKS TO GO!  

Students from Sussex Junior Secondary School having a tour of the Learning Centre
30th September 2016 Aminata Bundu
Ebola Virus and Forest Fragmentation in Africa – Perspective from Doug Park

Doug Park, was one of the participating researchers that worked on the ‘Ebola Virus and Forest Fragmentation in Africa’ report released by EFA and ERM Foundation in September 2015 and launched formally in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Read his perspective on working on the project. This joint report recently featured as one of the 29 conservation and biodiversity projects funded by our partner ERM Foundation and featured their 2016 Annual Review. Read the Report Summary and Recommendations. Read the Full Report.