Lamu Marine Conservation Trust

Education & Awareness

Education & Awareness

The Education & Awareness program covers five primary and one secondary school on a weekly basis: Shella Pry, Shella Bright Girls Sec, Kijani Int. Sch, Ama Pry, Kipungani Pryand Matondoni Pry.

Educational efforts focus not only on marine turtles, but also on the archipelago’s unique ecosystem and health issues. Topics include: HIV/AIDS, hygiene & sanitation, drugs & substance abuse, life skills, caring for our oceans and environment in general.

The Education project also includes excursions for the schools to the turtle nests and a yearly beach cleanup.

The Education & Awareness program also includes a yearly beach cleanup where the whole island is engaged in collecting plastic bags and containers on the beach.