Once again the Department of Education teamed up with our Community Education Coordinator, Wabotlhe Letubo, in September to hold another successful Teacher Training Workshop. This time, the event took place at the Molepolole Education Centre, in the Kweneng District, one of the largest districts in Botswana, with Molepolole as its administrative centre.
Thirty primary schools were represented at the workshop from across the whole district, a total of 52 teachers during the two day event, to whom predator education resources were supplied for use in their classrooms.
Environmental Education occupies a significant position within the broader education policies of Botswana, with a recommendation that it be an element in all subjects – even those not traditionally ‘environmental’ in nature. Our teacher training workshops introduce and provide methods to help, where a tendency to overlook environmentally themed teaching examples on a routine basis, in mathematics or languages for example, can now be more easily overcome.