ARCOS finds DON BOSCO Muhazi friendly with the Eco-Schools program
A delegation from the Albertine Rift Conservation Society known as ARCOS Network in its acronyms has confirmed that Don Bosco Muhazi TVET School meets criteria to be included in the ARCOS’s Eco-schools Program.
This was confirmed on Wednesday, 10th 2022 during ARCOS’s visit at Don Bosco Muhazi TVET school.
The ARCOS’s Eco-schools program which is being implemented in Rwanda translates the principles of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into practice by infusing environmental education, action-based learning and student-centred teaching methods into primary and secondary education.
Speaking to the administration of Don Bosco Muhazi TVET School, Diane Uwimpaye, Eco-Schools Programme Coordinator said that based on the assessment conducted with the school’s administration, it is clear that the school is fitting into the programme’s priorities.
She said that after the visit the next step is to sit together with all involved parties so that they can identify together the areas of interventions that will be conducted through Don Bosco Muhazi’s Environmental Club.
During the visit at Don Bosco Muhazi on Wednesday, the ARCOS Team was accompanied by Mr. Dominique Uwarugira, Project Officer for the Salesian Planning and Development Office which is an organ in charge of developing and monitoring the implementations of the projects that are implemented in the Salesian Centres.
Mr. Uwarugira said that the Eco-School programme will help Don Bosco Muhazi TVET School to find Eco-Solutions that will not only benefit students but also the nearby community.
Don Bosco Muhazi TVET School is one of the Salesian schools that offer technical and vocational education to young people especially from vulnerable families.
Located in Gikomero Sector of Gasabo District, this school which is in the upper area of Lake Muhazi has an active environment Club which conducts regular environmental and conservation activities.
However, the club’s President, Mr. Jean Claude Ndahayo as well as the School’s administration noted that there is still a need to upskill the club’s members so that they can contribute more in the conservation work.
It is very promising that through ARCO’s Eco-Schools Programme, Don Bosco Muhazi Club will benefit not only skills but also will be involved into practical Eco-solutions. This is an advantage to the School which is also benefiting from ACTEC project which has a component on the promotion of Environment and culture at Don Bosco Muhazi TVET School.
Since 2020, with funding from Civil Society in Development (CISU) through Danish Outdoor Council (DOC), the Eco-Schools Programme is being implemented by Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) in partnership with the Government of Rwanda through its different bodies.