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Bringing Mangrove Education to Schools in Bangladesh

Location: Khulna, Bangladesh

Start Year: July 2013

Timeline: 8 days

Goal: To deliver Marvellous Mangroves workshops to rural schools in Khulna with the aim of educating students and teachers about the Sundarban ecosystem.

Partners

Costal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network (clean)

Marvellous Mangroves introduced to six rural schools in Khulna, Bangladesh

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Students have now become mangrove educators in their own communities

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Research partnership established between schools and Khulna University

What we did

Working in collaboration with the Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Network (CLEAN), our Marvellous Mangroves project extended to six rural schools in Khulna. Together with teachers and students, our team spent two days “on land” teaching about the Sundarbans ecosystem and carrying out our MM activities.

This was followed by three days aboard a boat, where participants, including CLEAN staff and consultants, were immersed in the Sundarbans. Armed with the knowledge to make a difference, the children now provide a vital avenue for increasing sustainable living awareness among their communities, while the MM curriculum continues to expand to other schools across the country.

Student Participant

"I learnt so much about mangroves and I can't wait to tell my family and friends about mangrove restoration"

—Student Participant

Interested in working with us?

Get in touch with us at dominic@mangroveactionproject.org

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