Royal Zambezi Lodge (RZL) is now actively supporting Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ), on a scheme specifically designed to arm pupils in the local school’s Conservation Club with the unique ‘iSchool’ tablets. These devices are effectively tablet computers which are pre-loaded with the whole Zambian education curriculum and a special conservation curriculum designed and developed by CLZ and iSchool. The software can be updated on a modular basis.
Besa Kaoma, CLZ’s full-time Environmental Education Manager, has initiated the scheme to:
- Teach the children modern conservation techniques which hopefully could lead to higher education in the subject.
- Bring children in rural schools up-to-speed with new technology.
Many of RZL’s guests show an interest in sponsoring local development programmes and this is no exception. Some members of Lesmurdie Tennis Club in Australia visited the Lodge recently and to kick-start the iSchool scheme have very kindly donated 14 of these educational tablets to our local Mugarameno School which is 35kms from the Lodge and already enjoys RZL support on an on-going basis.