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Schools Programme

WESSA works with schools and teachers across South Africa to support environmental education in the current curriculum, leading to better environmental learning and management throughout the school, and action in the local community.

The WESSA Schools Programme operates nationally with regional project managers and co-ordinators, supporting environmental teaching and learning through lesson plans and action projects.  The programme encourages learners to become the next generation of custodians of our Earth and environmental leaders.

Programme contact details

Donavan Fullard, Schools Programme Manager
Tel +27 (0)11 462 5663
Cell +27 (0)76 790 4989



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