“The Way Home” is a game designed and produced by SVW Education Outreach team for elementary and secondary school students in the buffer zone of Pu Mat National Park that participated in the Conservation Education Program. This is a backup plan for the Conservation Event 2, which is expected to be organized for all the students in the first semester of the school year 2021-2022, in order to ensure uninterrupted knowledge for students during the complicated pandemic situation in Vietnam.
In October and November 2021, SVW went to 20 primary and secondary schools in Con Cuong District to distribute the game, and guide teachers to organize it for the students. In addition, our Education Officers also made a short tutorial on how to use the game set, see here.
Inside a game set
At the beginning, the teachers all managed to grasp the spirit of the new game very well. Ms. Bui Thi Hoa – a teacher of Mon Son 2 Primary School commented: “In my opinion, the game “The Way Home ” has a beautiful design, colorful and eye-catching images of animals, and is easy to attract the attention of students. I personally like the idea of the game, and I believe it will be a very interesting extracurricular activity for the children.”
The teachers listened attentively to Ms. Le Ngan’s instructions on how to organize “The Way Home”
SVW’s Education Officers also organized demo playing sessions in some classes. All the teachers are invited to attend and observe how the game was organized for students. After listening to the instructions, the students actively discussed and answered questions, making the demo sessions more lively and exciting. Vi Thi Cam Tu – a student at Con Cuong Ethnic Minority Boarding Secondary School said: “This is the first time that my friends and I got to play a game about wild animals. I really like this game because it looks beautiful, and has a lot of information about nature and wildlife that I can learn from.”
Students played the game “The Way Home”
In the first semester of the school year 2021-2022, homeroom teachers of the schools will actively organize the game for students during classes. After that, SVW will work with teachers to have an overall assessment of the game, in order to continue to make it more suitable for the following school years.
About the “Education Program to Raise Awareness of Nature and Wildlife Conservation in Pu Mat National Park”
The Conservation Education Program taking place at schools for children in the buffer zone of Pu Mat National Park is implemented by Save Vietnam Wildlife (SVW) in collaboration with the Ranger Department of Pu Mat National Park, under the sponsorship of the organization Welttierschutzgesellschaft e.V. (WTG). The program includes 5 main activities: (1) Social research on awareness, attitude and behavior of students towards nature and wildlife conservation before and after the program to evaluate the effectiveness of conservation education methods; (2) Conservation Events as after-school activities; (3) Student Club “Join me to protect Pu Mat forest” at schools in the buffer zone of Pu Mat National Park; (4) Nature interpretation field trips to create opportunities for students to have close contact and understand more about nature; (5) “Kid Presenters” program with contents to call for wildlife protection, broadcasting in schools and villages in the buffer zones of Pu Mat National Park. The entire education program is implemented at Primary schools and Secondary schools in Yen Khe, Chau Khe, Mon Son communes and Con Cuong Town in Con Cuong District, Nghe An Province.
In addition to SVW’s official website and Facebook page, images and information about the program’s activities will be updated continuously on the Nature Conservation Education Fanpage:
https://facebook.com/GiaoDucBaoTonThienNhien.svw.vn. We invite you to follow and spread the program’s conservation education message to the community.