We have experimented and understand that schools and local groups are the best entry points to promoting sustainable practices within communities. Establishing schools and local groups as custodians of local enterprise and conservation initiatives enhances sustainable living among people. Schools have thus been our agencies and ambassadors for sustainable living. Some of the activities we have been involved in are establishing schools as models for sustainable learning. In some communities like in Mbale, Vihiga, we have established a group of community scouts as citizen scientists who are helping in monitoring the Straw colored fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) for conservation action.

Supporting Community Based Research

This includes working with school clubs and local scouts in community-based biodiversity monitoring, research, and publication to prompt community leadership in conservation action. An example is what we currently are doing with the schools-based monitoring of the straw-colored fruit bats in Vihiga and Kisumu counties