As we work together as South Africans to help slow the spread of Covid-19, we’re sharing some resources created by one of the Southern African Wildlife College’s (SAWC’s) partners, Coaching For Conservation (C4C).
In normal circumstances, we work with them to roll out conservation education to kids from communities living close to protected areas. The primary objective is to inspire “Kids To Care”, which is C4C’s overarching goal. C4C’s philosophy is that if children genuinely care about themselves, others and their environment they will naturally make decisions that favour healthy lifestyles, healthy habitats and our natural resources.
Coaching Conservation has produced what it calls a ‘Corona Survival Kit’ for the family. It includes graphic information that’s easy to understand on hygiene, social distancing, symptoms of the virus and some edutainment activities like crosswords and colouring.
- There is a ‘build your own tippy tap’ toolkit. (page 9)
- There is a plan to make a circle garden using recycled materials. (page 15)
- There is also a pattern and instructions to make your own face mask.
While we can’t host our usual exciting contact sessions where we teach children about conservation through activities that are fun, active and build confidence and self-esteem, we can help keep children and their families safer by adding to the efforts of other local conservation implementers who are also assisting in disseminating information resources that will be valuable to our neighbouring communities in the fight against Covid-19.
We’ve made these downloads available to our staff and their families and urge you to share them widely to communities and kids who could learn from them, via any social media that works for you. Thanks Coaching Conservation for your efforts to help keep us all healthy and we look forward to welcoming students back when it is deemed safe to do so.
These resources are also available in Setswana:
- Corona Survival Kit
- Make your own face mask – Itirele Mask
- ‘Build your own tippy tap’ toolkit. (page 9)
For more information on C4C, visit: http://www.coachingforconservation.org/.