Further detailsEnvironmentally compliant behavior predicates an appropriate awareness. The Madagascar Wildlife Conservation (MWC) has taken this realization to heart and has implemented an environmental education program at the public primary schools of the Alaotra region. The basis of this program is a comic developed by MWC and produced in Madagascar. The comic series tells the story of the Bandro (a half ape that is only indigenous to this region), a kingfisher and a duck representing the animals, and two boys and two girls who represent the villagers. Each of the nine episodes addresses a specific conservation issue of the unique Alaotra ecosystem and is the starting point for further discussions and school activities on the subject. The pupils are made aware of environmental issues in a playful and creative way and a resource-saving attitude is translated later into action.
The pilot phase of the project in eight school classes was successfully completed in August of this year. In the course of the next years further teachers should be trained and all the schools of the region should be supplied with supportive educational material. Our donations will help this goal be achieved as quickly as possible.