Change my Community is the Chimpanzee Trust’s Environment Education program, with the sole goal of empowering , preparing people, with values and skills to become Change Agents (CA) with the ability to live sustainably with the world around them.

Ngamba Island activities:

  1. Students camping

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Ngamba Island offers sanctuary adventures for children aged 10 – 17 during school breaks. All adventures are 3 days long courses with different theme, designed to spur the understanding, appreciation and practical skills in chimpanzee behaviour and conservation as well as other global environment issues. Campers get to learn from our experienced staff including the caregivers, educators and veterinarians all in simple but fun experiences. Each child will go away as environment steward and ready to make a difference in the world around him. For more information and booking (click here)

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b)     Day School Visits

school visits ngambaNgamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary offers a rich variety of formal programming to meet your curriculum needs of primary, secondary and specialized Tertiary Institutions of learning, Including onsite classes and tours, these curriculum-focused programs provide numerous possibilities for learning including science, social studies, geography and specific themes for students of higher learning relating to the species, wildlife and conservation efforts aimed at reversing the trend.

Working with schools and communities

Our school outreach program covers chimpanzee behavior, forest and wildlife conservation, waste management, health and sanitation, music, dance and drama. All of our themes offer links to the National Curriculum – making it easier for teachers to incorporate our visits into their normal programme of work. Schools in Western Uganda region have an opportunity to visit Kyamalera Wildlife Education Center (KWEC). These visits are mainly meant for education, done through documentary shows, forest walks, and bird watching and games

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Teacher Training

Chimpanzee Trust organizes teachers’ workshops in Hoima and Mukono Districts to train teachers on practical ways of incorporating environmental education into the curriculum. Workshops mainly focus on schools near chimpanzee habitats but are motivated to reach even those that are far off. We achieve this through formation of environmental conservation groups such as teacher’s environmental committee, school wildlife/ environmental clubs etc. We have special interests in promoting school based enterprises that are inclined to solving environmental challenges in their region or communities.

ngamba- teacher trainingChimpanzee Trust organizes teachers’ workshops in Hoima and Mukono Districts to train teachers on practical ways of incorporating environmental education into the curriculum. Workshops mainly focus on schools near chimpanzee habitats but are motivated to reach even those that are far off. We achieve this through formation of environmental conservation groups such as teacher’s environmental committee, school wildlife/ environmental clubs etc. We have special interests in promoting school based enterprises that are inclined to solving environmental challenges in their region or communities

Community outreaches

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This program is implemented through exhibitions and events, film & documentary shows, community talks and drama productions in various sub counties in the Western Uganda and Koome Islands in Mukono District. Local community members are invited to learn about our work and are made aware of the threats arising from their day to day activities which have destroyed forest habitats and wetlands.