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Keeping Environmental Learning Alive

The Khomas Environmental Education Programme (KEEP), is an exciting initiative of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in Namibia. It’s a field-based environmental education programme that allows young people to reconnect with nature.

“For a lot of schools, and a lot of families out there, the environment almost takes a back seat. It’s not a priority. Education, health and nutrition are. What a lot of people don’t realise is the environment is a fundamental part of all those things. So quite often what happens is that nature takes a back seat and what this program is seeking to do is to remedy that.”

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we were joined in studio by two of the environmental educators at KEEP, Rachel du Raan and Naemi Antonius, two Namibian women passionate about sharing their knowledge of our beautiful environment with Namibian children.

“We would like to engage more young Namibians to take part and understand he importance of conservation.”

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we speak to Rachel du Raan and Naemi Antonius, two of the environmental educators at KEEP.

In this MYD Earth podcast we find out:

  • How KEEP is creating a space for environmental education for Namibian children Grade 3 and 4, in a way that does not take away from their curriculum and learning experience, but adds to it.
  • What it is like for the children to experience the KEEP program.
  • Why Rachel and Naemi became environmental educators.

Take a listen to the MYD Earth Show with Rachel and Naemi, here :


Get in touch with the Khomas Environmental Education Programme, through their Facebook page, by clicking here