EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
SLAE Foundation is implementing ESD, (ESD) is an initiative that aims to motivate and train and empower learners into action to affect conservation and development challenges of their communities, countries, and thus the planet. it is aimed toward building action competence, involving the use of participatory teaching methods and practical activities to make education relevant and help learners tackle issues that immediately impact their local communities while considering the effect of national and global challenges.
The Implementation of ESD into local communities is aimed toward bridging the gap between theory and practice, attentively on environmental and development challenges, and adopts the whole School Approach, that considers six thematic areas: school culture and ethos, school estate, community, pupils, teaching and learning, and monitoring and evaluation.
Education for Sustainable Development is within the following form: formal, non-formal, and informal educational methods, targeting schools and communities with, inter alia, conservation, environmental, and development issues and best practices. it’s on this premise that ESD is assumed to possess the potential to contribute to biodiversity conservation.
many sorts of policy initiatives have already been implemented, with the Ministries of Basic and education issuing letters of authorization to SLAE Foundation, pending the signing of MoUs, to implement ESD throughout Cameroon, efforts are also underway to incorporate conservation and sustainable development issues within the curricula of Secondary and Technical Schools, and Teacher Training Colleges.
In order to strengthen the capacity building effort, one of our partner civil society organizations, with our technical support, is functioning closely with the pilot schools within the Bakossi Landscape to provide an ESD Model Lesson Notes manual aimed toward consolidating teachers’ knowledge and skills within the appliance of the Competency-Based Approach (CBA) currently being implemented by Cameroon’s Ministries of Basic and education. The continued capacity building of teachers and thus the assembly of the manual is aimed toward making teaching simpler and focused on building action competencies of the youth in school.