Garden Route Initiative Garden Route Initiative
Partnering people and the environment
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
 - About GRBR -> What We Do -> ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION | Teaching others to respect our natural heritage and resources

Environmental education practitioners need access to current policy, curriculum and educational initiatives and the Garden Route Initiative has committed to providing useful tools, information and training to support the development of environmental education aids that cater to the needs, knowledge and skills of various sectors of the local community.

Education equips peoples and societies with the skills, knowledge and perspectives to live in an ever-changing world. Improving access to quality education is a key element of poverty reduction and sustainability is a key factor in any programmes we set up in the region.

Getting children to school is the first challenge, the second is to ensure good quality education that equips them with the tools to ensure their well-being and make a positive contribution to society. Knowledge, life skills and values related to the social, cultural, environmental and economic aspects of life are vital components of education. The challenge facing many developing countries is to incorporate these aspects of sustainable development into curricula in an effective way. This involves training for teachers as well as formal education through primary, secondary and third level institutions as well as on the ground at rural community level.