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An innovative project by PEMO initiated in 2004 to enable young people understand their critical contribution to sustainable environmental management

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Schools Environmental Practice Club

  1. 1. SCHOOLS ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE CLUB SEPC
  2. 2. BACKGROUND <ul><li>Schools Environment Practice Club is an exciting, tailor-made Environment Education project that conducts Environment Education and practice activities in primary and secondary schools, and helps children take practical action in environmental management. </li></ul><ul><li>SEPC has developed a wide range of fun, curriculum-based activities focused on the three E’s: </li></ul><ul><li>E nvironmental education, </li></ul><ul><li>E nvironmental practice and, </li></ul><ul><li>E nvironmental skill development- for use in both primary and secondary schools. </li></ul><ul><li>SEPC runs in Kampala and Wakiso Districts, Uganda as a pilot scheme. SEPC is an excellent opportunity for keen local authorities and service providers to work in partnership with SEPC in order to promote environmental education in their area. </li></ul><ul><li>Interested parties can call PEMO 071582723/075628634 for more information. </li></ul>
  3. 3. SEPC’s STRENGTHS <ul><li>Pilot projects run in Kampala and Wakiso during 2006-2008 and great successes are expected by the end of the first year. Schools in both areas are expressing interest in the project. The pilot projects have paved the way for the future SEPC projects around the country. One of the secrets of SEPC's success is its great flexibility, allowing it to be adapted to suit the individual needs of all schools; primary, secondary and special needs. And thereafter relating these to national and international environmental priorities; such as wetland protection, deforestation, land management, environmental awareness. </li></ul>
  4. 4. STRENGTHS CONT… <ul><li>It is run by ably trained environmental professionals united under PEMO </li></ul><ul><li>SEPC fits squarely into the national policy of integrating environmental education in the formal education sector. </li></ul><ul><li>It responds to the greatest challenge to Uganda’s, albeit the world’s sustainable development - Environmental Conservation amidst development needs </li></ul><ul><li>It nurtures young environmental stewards, equipping them with out-of-class survival skills in; agroforestry, environmental sanitation, forestry, fish farming, Sustainable Organic Agriculture, land management, environmental policy and law e.t.c. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What SEPC can offer schools? <ul><li>Participation in the annual environmental education exhibition (where each school showcases its environmental activities) </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental planning advice </li></ul><ul><li>Improved environmental sanitation </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible national curriculum based environmental education programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery of lessons and access to a variety of good quality environmental educational resources (Movies, brochures, booklets, news, quiz, debates, school gardening inputs, tree seedlings, and many more) </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to and from national and foreign environmental professionals to enhance the education programme: </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Provision of waste recycling and composting facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher training </li></ul><ul><li>Termly environmental education newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental competitions, in schools, inter-schools and international competitions </li></ul>
  7. 7. By running a successful SEPC project, schools can expect to: <ul><li>Participate in the annual environment education exhibition involving all schools in the SEPC and other stakeholders. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit from environmental competitions, involving, students, at the school, regional and national levels </li></ul><ul><li>Link directly to international environmental education initiatives (involving students’ exchange, participation in international environmental events) </li></ul><ul><li>Improve social responsibility, 'citizenship' and environmental awareness in the school and wider community </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the environmental management of the school </li></ul><ul><li>Develop cross curricular links through the delivery of an environmental education programme </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Save costs on environmental education materials and skill development (particularly if the school is responsible for its own environmental management) </li></ul><ul><li>Raise the profile of the school within the local, national and international community </li></ul><ul><li>Score well as regards abiding with the rules and regulations by NEMA, Ministry of Education, and the National Curriculum Development Centre to integrate environmental education in the formal education sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit from acquiring skills in Sustainable Organic Agriculture </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Develop links with other schools and environment service providers; Wetlands Inspection Department, National Forestry Authority, National Environmental Management Organization, Directorate of Water Development, UNEP and UNDP </li></ul><ul><li>Increased involvement with the local community in environmental promotional and project initiatives </li></ul>
  10. 10. Schools in these areas can apply to be included in the SEPC Pilot scheme: <ul><li>Bwaise, Kawempe, Nabweru, Najjanankumbi, Zaana, Wandegeya, Nakulabye, Makindye, Mengo, Natete, Rubaga, Entebbe, Busega, Kibuye, Kansanga, Gaba, Kibuli, Kabalagala, Muyenga, Bweyogere, Banda, Kireka, Seeta, Nakawa, Ntinda, Ndeeba, Kololo, Wakiso, Kampala Central, Kyambogo, Makerere (and all schools in Kampala and Wakiso are eligible). </li></ul>
  11. 11. SEPC overlaps mandates with; <ul><li>NEMA </li></ul><ul><li>National Curriculum Development Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Wetlands Inspection Department </li></ul><ul><li>National Forestry Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Directorate of Water Development </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Various embassies (US, Japan, France, Belgium, British, Germany and others) </li></ul><ul><li>UNEP </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Agriculture, NAADS, PMA </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) </li></ul><ul><li>UNDP </li></ul>
  12. 12. SEPC AND PEMO <ul><li>SEPC is a focal component of Practicing Environmental Managers’ Organization (PEMO) </li></ul><ul><li>PEMO is a visionary collaboration of graduate, undergraduate and postgraduate environmentalists. </li></ul>
  13. 13. PEMO OBJECTIVES <ul><li>To involve young environmental professionals in practical environmental management </li></ul><ul><li>To improve the quality of environmentalists </li></ul><ul><li>To become an environment pressure group along other key stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>To network local environment professionals with international counterparts. </li></ul><ul><li>To support implementation of national and international environmental policy. </li></ul>
  14. 14. WHY PEMO IS BETTER <ul><li>Developing countries lose a lot in terms of brain drain, its high time to involve young people to steer national development </li></ul><ul><li>Better results are guaranteed if employees practice their academic qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>PEMO is unique from other environmental NGOs because it’s primarily made up of Environment Professionals, most of them with graduate and post-graduate qualifications. </li></ul>
  15. 15. For details contact: <ul><li>PEMO </li></ul><ul><li>P.O.BOX 8957 </li></ul><ul><li>KAMPALA. UGANDA </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>freepemo @yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>DDAMULIRA ROBERT </li></ul><ul><li>CHAIRMAN, PEMO </li></ul><ul><li>Mob: +25671582723 </li></ul><ul><li>Email; </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Ms. KALUNGI PENELOPE PEMO PRO Email: [email_address]

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