A 100,000 children – a whole generation– in and around the national parks Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe and Limpopo in Mozambique are being educated through the Peace & Changemaker Generation project, as changemakers who can take a stand against wildlife crime, and for girls’ rights in their communities. The project is a partnership between the World’s Children’s Prize Foundation and Peace Parks Foundation.
Some 2,000 children are trained as Peace & Changemaker Generation Ambassadors, together with 700 teachers and school leaders. Parents and local leaders are also educated. These P&CG Ambassadors and teachers will educate all 100 000 children, including at 350 schools, about children’s rights, the global goals for sustainable development, as well as the consequences of wildlife crime and climate change for their communities.
2,000 children in Zimbabwe and Mozambique are trained as Peace & Changemaker Generation Ambassadors.
Many children here live in deep poverty and face violations of their rights. Girls are especially vulnerable, but boys are also affected. Through the Peace & Changemaker Generation these children will now learn to stand up for their rights and make a change for a better future. In addition, through the World’s Children’s Prize Program, two million children in other countries will learn about the children in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, wildlife and protected areas, and how a new generation of children can make a change for the better.