The Fellows of the Engage in Conservation Project just graduated!
We often discuss the question of what a valuable educational experience actually is. Also what kind of learning and support do we need in order to develop and implement great new ideas?
One year ago, the Engage in Conservation Project with Jane Goodall started and brought together talented young adults from around the globe to work and learn together around the topic of biodiversity, and inspire each other for their own ventures that they would implement throughout the year in their home countries.
Last week, the Fellows graduated from the one year program by finishing their courses and each hosting an event in their country in which they presented their venture, their experiences, struggles and success stories to an audience in their community.
The events told stories of a successful environmental campaign in Latin America, sustainable business ideas in Eastern Europe, social action ventures in Africa and a new environmental initiative in the US (Please see some example projects below). Each Fellow worked on a venture that she/he is passionate about and many will continue to work on them in the future even after their one-year Fellowship has ended. The Fellows and their work make us very proud and strengthen our belief that one way towards effective learning is to tackle new ideas hands-on and to learn through their implementation.
If you want to get the opportunity to pass on your experience as an Expert or if you want to support a Fellow to be able to participate in a D&F Project, please get in touch, we look forward to getting to know you.