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Marvellous Mangroves in Bangladesh

Marvellous Mangroves in Bangladesh

Project Title : Marvellous Mangroves in Bangladesh
Type : Education
Location : Kuala Indah, N. Sumatra, Indonesia
Start Date / End Date : September 2013 – December 2014
Collaborators, Partners and Supporters : Humanity Watch, Bangladesh; University of Khulna, Bangladesh; Schools: Nalian Forest Govt. Primary, Borobari Secondary, Kalinagar Govt. Primary, Dacope Girls Secondary, Protyashito Ardasha, Baraikhali Primary, Kamarkghola Govt. Primary, Channir Chak LC Collegiate, Kakrabunia Regd. Primary.

Overview :

water-demoFor the past 14 years thousands of teachers and over 200,000 students in 10 countries worldwide have learned in-depth about mangrove ecology in their countries and the world. This formal education curriculum is intricately linked with the national curriculum in each country for which it is specifically adapted and, usually, translated into the native language. In 2013 MAP began work with its partners on the Bangladesh version of its Marvellous Mangroves Curriculum at intensive workshops in Khulna, Bangladesh. The 300+ page guide is in the process of being translated into Bengali and work has begun on adapting MM for use in Bangladeshi schools.

students-artwork-for-MAP-2014-calendarOur main partner, Humanity Watch, has a long tradition of working with the communities in and around the Sundarbans mangrove forest at 16,000 square kilometers the largest contiguous mangrove forest in the world and home to the Royal Bengal tiger. Humanity Watch’s work has included working with the forest peoples on biodiversity, agriculture and rural livelihoods, humanitarian advocacy, economic justice and community-based resource management. In addition, several schools and local education agencies in the region surrounding the Sundarbans are participating in the process to ensure MM is linked to the National Curriculum.

Funding is now required to continue the translation and adaptation process, as well as the introduction of MM through a series of teacher workshops.

Highlights / Milestones

  • July, 2013 MAP Education Director Martin Keeley visits Kulna, Bangladesh, and runs series of introductory workshops organized by Humanity Watch.
  • September, 2012 – Translation and adaptation of the curriculum begins.

Costs :

$57,500 is required to complete the translation/adaptation and publication of the MM curriculum as well as a series of 3 teachers’ workshops to introduce the curriculum to regional schools.

Translation, Research and adaptation of MM……………………………… $15,000.00
Editing, artwork and publication of 150+ copies of MM………. ..….……$12,500.00
Operation of three 3-day teacher workshops @ $4,000 each………….$12,000.00
Transportation/accommodation for 150 teachersx3 days……………….$ 6,000.00
Travel and accommodation for MAP Co-ord. 3 trips@ $4,000………….$12,000.00
…………………………………………………………………TOTAL………………..$57,500.00

Reference :

https://www.facebook.com/Humanitywatch?fref=ts
http://humanitybd.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bnYCpeoNus
http://www.compasscayman.com/caycompass/2013/02/01/Crocodile-Island-has-become-quite-a-conservation-hotspot/
http://www.compasscayman.com/caycompass/2013/07/05/Learning-all-about-mangroves/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDTj-nWqhTI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhUWS9nG23E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGhz3G3vJYY