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Monday, October 20, 2014

Club P.A.N. 2013-2014 End of Year Report



Club P.A.N. has now been active for its 7th consecutive year in Côte d’Ivoire, around the Taï National Park, and for its fourth year in Guinea. Our final report provides an overview of what has been done during the school year from 2013/2014.

Hilaire Guilahoux recipient of the
Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award 2014

The highlight of this school year was when our Club P.A.N. coordinator Mr. Hilaire Guilahoux (pictured above) from the CPE received the “Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award 2014” from the International Primatological Society.

Additionally, the Club P.A.N. project received the “Educating Africa Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2013” from the “Teach A Man To Fish” organization.


Club P.A.N. was fully active this last school year; reaching fifteen schools (729 children) in Côte d’Ivoire 4 schools (400 children) in Guinea – a total of 1129 children in both countries! All children participated in the initial and final evaluations as well as attended all 11 Club P.A.N. sessions. As every year, the school year started with a teachers training workshop and ended with the students preparing a Parents' Day event at the end of their school year/ We are happy to report that the WCF achieved all projected Club P.A.N. objectives.

We would like to thank our collaborators and partners from the school systems in Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire (Ministère de l’Education Nationale) and particularly the Inspection de l’Enseignement Primaire de Soubré1 - Cellule des Projets Environnementaux (CPE) who planned and organized the activities of the education program.

We would also like to thank the sponsors of the 2013-2014 Club P.A.N. school year: Guinea Alumina Corporation, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, International Primatological Society, Teach a Man to Fish, Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund, Fonds Social de Developpement, Auckland Zoo Conservation Grant, Züricher Tierschutz, Paul Schiller Stiftung, Brevard Zoo, Leipzig Zoo and Zoo am Meer Bremerhafen! Without you, nothing would be possible,

Merci & Thank You!

To download the final report - click here





Thursday, June 19, 2014

Primate Education Network's Educator of the month: Hilaire Guilahoux


Hilaire Guilahoux is the Primate Education Network's Educator of the month - you can read the whole entry on how he has helped shape and lead Cote d'Ivoire's environmental education programs on the PEN site. We are so proud to have Hilaire lead the Club P.A.N. team!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Club P.A.N. 2013-2014 mid-term report



How time flies! Club P.A.N. is now active for its seventh consecutive year in Côte d’Ivoire around the Taï National Park and for its fourth year in Guinea.

Things are working very smoothly at the moment as can be seen in our mid-term report which is available as a free download. The report provides an overview of what has been done during the first part of the 22013-2014 school year.

We would like to thank our sponsors of the 2013-2014 Club P.A.N. school year: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund, Fonds Social de Developpement, Auckland Zoo Conservation Grant and Zoo am Meer Bremerhafen! Without you, none of this would be possible, GRAND MERCI!