Article originally printed in the 2020 Conservation Issue of the Journal of the Elephant Managers Association

Kibale Forest Schools’ Program: Kasiisi Project Elephant Conservation

Emily Otali and Elizabeth Ross, The Kasiisi Project, Uganda

Teaching the next generation to care about conservation is how we create a community consensus for conservation and create lasting change. IEF has supported this program for multiple years and recently encouraged in-kind donations of school supplies for these kids through the IEF Crayons for Kibale Campaign.

The Kibale Forest Schools’ Program (KFSP) is a not-for-profit organization that supports literacy, conservation, and health education programs in 16 schools located within five km of the boundary of Kibale National Park, Uganda. Our overall mission is to conserve Kibale National Park through programs that support education, health and care for the environment. The goal of our conservation education programs is to instil a commitment to environmental stewardship in Uganda’s next generation and encourage more sustainable ways of living.

As grateful recipients of two conservation awards from the International Elephant Foundation (IEF), KFSP has worked with Wildlife Club members from our 16 schools to champion the cause of the elephants of Kibale Forest National Park to their parents and communities.