SCHOOL COMIC BOOK EVENTS
Visiting schools nearby key crane habitats throughout Rwanda, we use our fantastic comic book (designed in collaboration with International Crane Foundation) to educate and inspire young people to care for their environment, respect wild animals and help protect the Grey Crowned Cranes and their habitat. One of the key messages of the comic book is teaching children that it is not okay to take crane chicks or eggs. The comic book workshops are loud and lively, and so far, we have reached over 4500 primary school children. They are engaged through competitions, quizzes and prizes and involves a lot of singing and dancing! Our pre and post evaluation questionnaire showed a positive impact on changing the attitudes of students regards taking crane eggs, eating wild animals and keeping wild animals in captivity. There was also a positive increase in the number of students who thought it was important to protect Grey Crowned Cranes and their habitat as well as the importance of wildlife and the environment in general.