The environment is one of the major resources that help development of our country, especially economically through the development of tourism. Is that why Ecole des Sciences de Musanze founded the Environment Club to enhance sustainability of our surrounding environment.

But this can not be achieved without cooperation of students and their leaders. This is why our school wanted the students to think about the surrounding environment, taking care of all the living things especially those nearest to our school. Existence of the environment including animals, forests, water, etc. demands taking measures to sustain these resources. This is the key fact by which in our daily school life we are invited to take care of our school inclusions. Speaking to Media club, the president of our school Environment Club, RUKUNDO Prosper, declared that all achievements are made with the aide of the KARISOKE RESEARCH CENTER. He added that to enhance stable existence is to heighten the life expectancy of all living things. By this reasoning, on 19th May to 21st May 2011, the KARISOKE RESEARCH CENTER organized training about scientific research. This training workshop, entitled “Citizen Science,” took place at Fatima Pastoral Center. Trainees were instructed how to carry out their own research on any given animal by using pictures taken during practical, along with other methods. RUKUNDO added that the training will help citizens learn how to live with animals of different kinds, to protect them from hunters or invaders, and to recognize the importance of the animals, especially birds which aid in pollination.

To enhance their daily activities, trainees used various materials including a computer, digital camera and binoculars to help them during their research at the school.

Jean Damascène NTURANYENABO, one of the teachers in charge of the daily activities of the Environment Club, spoke to Media Club. NTURANYENABO said that this training will help the Environment Club in its daily activities, especially during their research on birds. They will study bird habits and adaptations to the environment.

By:Constantin Twagirayezu




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