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About SCOPE

Budiriro Pri School pupils with their organic produce

SCOPE is a vibrant and practical education programme of the Zimbabwe Institute of permaculture (ZIP) registered as a welfare organization (W.O. 12/92).

SCOPE's origins are in assisting schools to redesign and rationalize land use for sustainable resource use.   SCOPE’s work is about: land care, creating a favorable learning environment in schools, connecting schools to their communities and the knowledge and resources that lie therein. Transforming bare landscapes into green and edible landscapes; Establishing food forests, in harmony with the planet earth, life skills, reconnecting communities to nature and celebrating biological and cultural diversity.

 

 Integral to SCOPE work is the use of a tool called the integrated land use design (ILUD), a holistic way of using locally available resources. SCOPE's work is an attempt to encourage generations of systems thinkers by bringing the ethics and principles of permaculture design/regenerative systems into the school classroom to foster a future shaped by sustainable and resilient practices. Encouraging the adoption of green technology, particularly lo-tech solutions that can be implemented using recycled and locally available resources.

Nyandoro Primary school learners in watering plants in their garden

Vision

Chezhou community digging a swale

Green Schools that serve as learning and demonstration centers for communities, in contributing towards building a citizenry that is consciously working towards long term social, economic and environmental stability.

 

Mission

To increase the level of environmental knowledge, literacy and stewardship among all sectors of the community. Including children, youths, policy makers and the business world through an integrated approach.

 

Values

Chirowakamwe Primary School children in their garden

  • Promoting  deep and thoughtful care for the environment.
  • Emphasis on identification and use of local and indigenous resources and knowledge.
  • Inclusive and active participation of the young people in building sustainable lifestyles and education.
  • Genuine and wide participation of young people at all levels of our activities
  • Making learning fun, practical and relevant.
  •  Systematic/ regular learning from experience and planning ahead strategically
  • Ensuring implementation of activities based on creative and well thought out designs and plans