LEARNING ABOUT FORESTS (LEAF)

Equipping children to live sustainably in the future 

Rekindling a desire in learners to engage more with their natural surroundings

Learning about Forests (LEAF) rekindles in learners a desire to engage more with their natural surroundings.

 

LEAF encourages environmental education through awareness raising among learners, teachers and communities to increase knowledge about the key role forests play in enabling sustainable life on our planet, including the cultural, ecologic, economic and social functions and benefits.

 

The programme objectives are to:

 

    1. Ensure learners learn to enjoy the outdoors, experience and observe nature
    2. Understand the relationship between people and nature
    3. Enable learners to make decisions on local environmental issues
    4. Ensure that learners help take ownership and responsibility for their future

 

LEAF schools can work on a variety of action projects through the five LEAF themes: Forests & BiodiversityForests & WaterForests & ProductsForests & Climate; and Forests & Community. Linked to our South African heritage, LEAF collaborates with schools to reconnect with, learn about, be inspired by and take ownership of our natural, woodlands and man-made forests. LEAF action projects are guided by a 6-step Forest Cycle, making implementation of projects structured and easy, and can be driven the ecological, economic, social or cultural aspects of forests.

Contact Details

 

Cindy-Lee Cloete
WESSA International Schools Programme Manager
Cell 064 752 0598
Email cindy.cloete@wessa.co.za

 Registration Queries

 

Nonjabulo Dladla
Tel 031 201 3126
Fax 086 459 0673
Email registrations@wessa.co.za

YOUR WESSA SCHOOL PROGRAMMES TEAM – CONTACT US.

NAME CELL EMAIL DESIGNATION
Cindy-Lee Cloete 064 752 0598 cindy.cloete@wessa.co.za Programmes Manager
Lameez Eksteen 072 639 7150 lameez.eksteen@wessa.co.za Project Manager
Nomfundo Ndlovu 072 741 8223 nomfundo.ndlovu@wessa.co.za Project Manager
Reatlegile Thabathi 011 462 5663 reatlegile.lekalakala@wessa.co.za Project Manager
Zwakele Ngwenya 063 693 8656. zwakele.ngwenya@wessa.co.za Project Co-ordinator