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‎"A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The new 2012-2013 Club P.A.N. school year has begun!

We are happy to start our 6th Club P.A.N. school year in Côte d'Ivoire!


Today marks the second day of the Club P.A.N. teacher training in Côte d'Ivoire. For three days (Sept 17-19, 2012) all the Club P.A.N. teachers will be together to exchange ideas and experiences in hopes of continuing to improve their teaching abilities and knowledge of environmental education. The teachers are incredibly motivated to learn more about biology and ecology and are keenly interested in the nature documentaries and slide shows they have been watching. The games and experiments, which aim to teach students about biology in a more interactive way, have also been a huge hit with the teachers.

We look forward to another fun and educational year and thank you for your support!

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Club P.A.N. 2011/2012 update!



The Club P.A.N. school year 2011/2012 is over!

A total of 1043 children and their families were reached in Guinea and Côte d‘Ivoire and around 2800 spectators visited our now famous parents' days this year.

Our evaluation results showed that Club P.A.N. increased the biological knowledge and awareness of global environmental issues in all the participants across the board. Furthermore, we were successful in changing attitudes and were able to create a fun and dynamic learning environment that the children enjoyed.
Club P.A.N. is reaching the next generation of decision makers and creating environmental awareness in primary school children and their families.

Thanks to our wonderful Club P.A.N. teams in Guinea and Côte d‘Ivoire!

We look forward to a great 2012-2013 year and thank all of our current funders for their ongoing support!

Many, many thanks to: Guinea Alumina Corporation, Rufford Small Grants Foundation, Columbus Zoo, WWF, Brevard Zoo, DierenPark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund, Minnesota Zoo, Leipzig Zoo, Schulzentrum Friesgasse Wien, Zoo am Meer Bremerhafen, Oregon Zoo, USFW GACF, Benefizgala Biberach, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Kepler Gymnasium, Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund, Yves Rocher Foundation and Sweden Chimpanzee Trust.



Saturday, April 21, 2012

Griant African Snail farming with Club P.A.N.





Griant African Snail farming at the Club P.A.N. school in Sakré, Cote d'Ivoire is working out very well! We started the farm in 2010 with 40 snails and we now have more than 500 snails living in 6 enclosures, 200 of which will be ready for sale soon.

The children from Sakré love their farm and they are taking very good care of the snails.

We believe that the only way to ensure future generations will stop bushmeat hunting and value their natural resources is if they have viable alternatives to eating meat originating from the forest. Snail meat is cheap, hardy and already part of the Ivorian diet.

Thanks to all the people that helped us and donated to the project!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Club P.A.N. Côte d’Ivoire starts its fifth school year 2011/2012!


Congratulations to Club P.A.N. Côte d’Ivoire for a successful start to its fifth school year 2011/2012!

Club P.A.N. is now operating in twelve primary schools around the Taï National Park and is coordinated by Mr. Guilahoux and Mr. Ouattara. The teacher training, pre-evaluations and the first five lessons have already been succesfully completed and we wish all the students and teachers good luck for the rest of the Club P.A.N. year!

A big thank you goes to our partners and funders: Rufford Small Grant, Columbus Zoo, WWF, Brevard Zoo, DierenPark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund, Minnesota Zoo, Leipzig Zoo, Schulzentrum Friesgasse Wien, Zoo am Meer Bremerhaven, Oregon Zoo and USFW GACF, Benefizgala Biberach, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Kepler Gymnasium, Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund, Yves Rocher Foundation and Sweden Chimpanzee Trust.

Club P.A.N. Guinea starts in 2nd school year!



Congratulations to Club P.A.N. Guinea for a successful start into its second school year 2011/2012!

Thanks to the WCF Team lead by Sébastien Regnaut, the funding from the Guinea Alumina Corporation and the support of the Direction Préfectorale de l’Education de Boké, Club P.A.N. in Guinea is now implemented in four primary schools, in the villages of

  • Boulléré (teacher M. L. Bah)
  • Doubhi (teacher M. T. Bah)
  • Mobhi (teacher D. Sylla) and
  • Tchian-Koun-Tyolli (teacher A. O. Bah)
Club P.A.N. Guinea is currently teaching around 300 children in these 4 schools and will cover the ten Club P.A.N. lessons on environmental education.

We would like to thank our two long term Club P.A.N. coordinators from Côte d’Ivoire Mr. Guilahoux and Mr. Ouattara for supervising the Club P.A.N. Guinea Team and for having conducted a successful teacher training in December 2011 in the village of Doubhi. Thanks as well to our two Guinean coordinators: Mr. Kaba and Mr. Diallo!