The Wildlife department of KP conducted Teachers’ trainings throughout the province to enhance sensitization of teachers for effective management of the school nature clubs established by the department. “The Wildlife Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has established 200 school nature clubs in the province to create awareness and educate children about wildlife conservation under the Conservation Education and Awareness Campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” said Niaz Ahmad, DFO Wildlife Extension. Talking to APP, Niaz said 15 teachers trainings were organized by the field formations of the wildlife department through out the province including Chitral, Dir, Malakand, Swat, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Battagram, Buner, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, D.I. Khan. As a result of these training courses, more than 200 teachers were trained throughout the province in management of school nature club. During the capacity building programs undertaken by the department main focus remained in imparting basic teaching techniques and skills to the teachers in their respective districts about management of the school nature clubs efficiently. The trainings were conducted with an objective to not only strengthen the coordination of the school administration and the wildlife department but a course of action is also focused to effectively educate the students who are the future custodians of the natural resources. The teachers found the capacity program of the wildlife department a must activity so that the teachers know their role in wildlife conservation at the grass root level.
During the training, teachers were also taken to various potential wildlife areas such as national parks, wildlife parks, pheasantries, aviaries in the province to broaden their outlook through field knowledge, observation, and orientation.
Source: The Frontier Post.