Lilongwe Wildlife Centre based within the capital city of Malawi, are making a real difference by encouraging participation, changing attitudes and promoting a passion for wildlife and its conservation. Our education programme focuses on people and wildlife issues such as illegal bush meat and pet trade, deforestation, habitat pollution, waste management, health and nutrition and climate change.
In 2010, 10,000 school children visited the Centre and these are the children that are the future of Malawi. Many will never get the chance to visit their own country´s national parks and we aim to make the Centre accessible to everyone by subsidising poorer schools – some pay as little as MWK40/15p.
Our interactive education modules have been developed in line with the local curriculum, and our education team is trained to deliver them at the Centre and in the classroom. Our class twinning initiative also gives international schools the opportunity to sponsor disadvantaged children through our education programme, promoting numeracy and literacy as well as wildlife