People around the world are facing unprecedented pressures on their natural environments. To ensure thoughtful decisions on complex environmental issues, we need environmentally aware populations. Yet creating a population well informed on environmental issues is becoming increasingly challenging. Changing demographics, advancing technology and global perspectives all compete for our attention and awareness.
Education plays a crucial role in raising awareness of environmental challenges and shaping the attitudes and behaviours that can make a difference. FaIDA engages schools children in environmental education activities to inculcate conservation ideas and principles to young children. Established school environmental clubs have engaged in competitions have been organized and best performing school in terms of environmental management awarded.
FaIDA holds environmental coordination meetings where local government administration as well as community members participate in highlight environmental challenges they face and what actions to address them can be taken. Such coordination meetings have been useful in ensuring environment management is taken seriously by the local community.