CHILDREN’S ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AWARD
The Giraffe Center of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife is a non-profit organization whose objectives are to educate the youth in Kenya on the importance of conserving wildlife and the environment. This year, the Giraffe Center celebrates 25 years in conservation education.
The Giraffe Center has long been one of our major distribution partners, using our educational films as teaching tools to great effect.
Each year, they show our educational films about diverse conservation and environmental issues to over 165,000 children and adults, as follows:
Organized School Trips:……………60,000 children per year
Underprivileged Children’s Groups:……..5,000 children per year
Teacher Training Programs:………………225 teachers per year
Domestic and International Tourists:………>100,000 visitors per year
As part of their education program, the Center organizes an annual National Environmental Awareness Competition, whereby children participate in essay writing, artwork and photography, giving them the opportunity to analyze the environmental issues affecting them on a daily basis, and to suggest possible solutions to problems.
This year’s competition theme is “Environmental Conservation Education”, culminating in a prize-giving day on 6th June 2008, to coincide with World Environmental Week.
The African Environmental Film Foundation has been asked to contribute 150 DVDs of our films as prizes for the participating students (many thousands of children will compete).
150 winners and runners-up from different categories and age groups, representing students from across Kenya, each going back home to their village with a copy of an educational film which their whole community will see, have the potential to spread the conservation message contained therein to every corner of the country.
Despite the cost of these DVD copies being relatively small, it is nonetheless an expenditure for which we have not budgeted. Therefore, if we are to be able to contribute the DVDs as prizes, we need to raise the money to produce the copies.
Please help if you can:
The cost of producing each DVD copy (which has to be done in UK as no high quality replication facilities exist yet in East Africa), including the cost of the cover and freight from UK to Kenya is $7.50.
Producing 150 DVD copies (incorporating a selection from our 12 available films) will cost a total of $1,125.
Donations can be made online here, or by check made out to the ‘African Environmental Film Foundation’ and sent to our Foundation offices in the USA, Kenya or UK. Please specify that your donation is for the Giraffe Center Award Partnership. Thank you.
For more information, you can download a copy of the Giraffe Center’s letter to us, requesting our participation in this initiative, you can visit the Giraffe Center website, and of course you can always contact me personally with any questions.
A heartfelt thank you for any help you can give…
150 DVDs of AEFF’s twelve educational films will constitute prizes…