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More Than a School Building

Ilima Primary School Democratic Republic of Congo

After a three-hour ride on the back of a 125cc motorcycle from Djolu, a small town in AWF’s Congo landscape in northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), we came across a boisterous group of boys rushing up a trail through the dense woods carrying machetes and full of banter. They were without adult supervision, bare-chested, barefoot and barely bigger than the sharp, threatening instruments they carry.

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Teaching and Learning, In Ways Both Old and New

Wildlife Warriors in Samburu with GPS tracking devices

In many of our landscapes, it’s not unusual to come across an individual dressed in full traditional garb—with a cell phone clipped to his belt. On the one hand, this image is startlingly incongruous. On the other, it’s the embodiment of how this continent works: embracing its cultural history while also welcoming future innovations.

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WILD to INSPIRE: Where Wildlife Corridors and Education Intersect

Students at AWF's Manyara Ranch Primary School

This past week has felt like one long safari trip that I never want to end. The amount of wildlife, people, and stories I have encountered humbles me greatly and I can’t believe I still have two weeks left.

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On a Common Path

AWF wildlife scouts
AWF looks at how its efforts mirror those of an organization launched to secure Africa's future.

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New School of Thought

Children at Manyara Ranch Primary School

To hear Craig Sholley tell it, AWF never intended to build schools. Supporting capacity building and opportunities for conservation education, sure. But physically building a school?

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