JUNIOR LANDCARE PROJECT TEACHES LEARNERS HOW TO SAVE WATERCasidra
The WCDoA and Casidra annually implement the Junior LandCare project, which focuses on creating awareness amongst young children in Grades 1 to 6. This year, Marina Moller Eilers was contracted to do puppet shows for the children in the Eden, West Coast and Central Karoo regions. The first set of puppet shows were held in the Eden district at the Towerkop Primary School in Ladismith reaching 230 Grade 1 learners and 217 Grades 2 and 3 learners as well as at the Britsevlaktes Rural School in Uniondale reaching 31 learners. The puppet shows are aimed at teaching children the importance of water (saving water), the protection of natural resources and biodiversity as well as the relationship between people, animals and nature. The project will run for a period of five months and will end in February 2019.