Celebrating the creation of the Karaudarnau Nature Park!
As part of the 2-year SRCS Environmental Education Curriculum, students in 12 communities had to design a project to benefit the wildlife, culture or environment of their community. Based on the lack of green space within the village, the students in Karaudarnau came up with the idea of building a nature park in the centre of their village.
Their class teacher, Miss Gail Xavier, then took the proposal to the Village Council and the residents of Karaudarnau agreed to use some of their LCDS funds to build the park. The village of Karaudarnau then went above and beyond to make the park as innovative as possible and to create the first of its kind in Guyana.
The project shows that you are never too old to learn and never too young to lead. We should listen to our children, empower them from a young age and show them that they have the ability to make positive change within their communities!
A big thank you to the Sustainable Wildlife Management – Programme for supporting our Environmental Education project. A massive thank you to Karaudarnau Village and Karaudarnau Village Council for listening to and supporting their children and for taking the project to a whole new level. Finally, a special and sincere thank you to Miss Gail Xavier and Toshao Apollos Isaacs for making this project a success – you have created something amazing that your community, the Rupununi and Guyana are proud of!
We look forward to the official commissioning of the nature park! If you would like to make a donation to add to the many new features that the park wishes to include, please don’t hesitate to contact Toshao Apollos, Miss Gail or the Karaudarnau Village Council.