August 2011

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The Institute of Gender and Development Studies/Women Gender Water Network of The UWI St Augustine Campus, coordinated water-education programmes in Biche, Icacos and Matelot during the July/August vacation.

The camps, which lasted for two weeks in each of the communities, involved children from seven to 12 years. They seek to provide a practical environment for children to understand the importance of water and gender sensitive sustainable water management and conservation and help them to engage in healthy water practices.

The 2011 Camp, “Climate Change and Me” encouraged campers to investigate weather, climate and climate change in the context of themselves, their community and the surrounding ecosystems.

This project has been developed in collaboration with: the primary school principals in the three communities, community leaders, the Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FACRP), the Kairi Institute of Knowledge (KIK) and the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross.