At Singita Grumeti Reserves the Grumeti Fund has established an Environmental Centre. This centre runs an ecology course for the top six grade 11 geography and science students at a given school from the surrounding communities. The course runs for one week and two courses are offered a month, one for boys and one for girls. Each course caters for 12 students and two teachers.

During this week the students focus on the Serengeti ecosystem, the sustainable use of natural resources and other relevant environmental topics that are built into the Tanzania school syllabus.

Some of the topics covered during the course are revision of work already done while other topics are new. All the topics are combined and taught in a way that provides students with a big picture view of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Editha (security) and Stella (the Grumeti Fund Environmental Centre's second in command)

Upon completion of the course all students, most of whom are already active members of their school’s ecology clubs, are assigned projects and the results of these projects are carefully monitored. The best projects and students are then rewarded with scholarships to study further.

Successful projects initiated by the Environmental Centre – but spearheaded by past pupils – include the planting of indigenous trees, the discovery of new water sources and the development of alternative energy sources.


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