Filling the gaps: deepening environmental education in Somalia’s school curricula

The Eco-Schools programme is an ambitious pilot project which could help shape the future of environmental education within schools across Somalia. The Eco-Schools program helps students, schools, and the larger school community better understand what it means to be socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable.

Speaking about his film Mustafa Ahmed explains, “I made this film to show the impact of the Eco-School programme and its importance within the school environment. Eco-School teaches kids/youth the importance of the environment and keeps teachers and students healthy, as well as promoting environmental literacy.”

Through a system of clubs, teachers and learners came together using a place-based approach,  identifying local challenges and using these as the starting point for their environmental curricula. From here, it’s all about enabling energy and ownership among learners to develop and implement their own solutions to these challenges.

Building climate resilience in a warming world: Eco-Schools clubs putting ideas into action

Find out more about how the Eco-Schools pilot works as well as the inspiring implementation of solutions emerging from Hargeisa’s Eco-Schools clubs.

This post was written by Luke Meterlerkamp, Digital Weavers