Zoe and I have arrived at FAWE and have starting to set up their micropropagation lab. We just need to clear the flow cabinet from customs at the airport. After that we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new team.
We are getting to the stage with the KCCEM orchid project, where a selection of students are getting confident with some of the techniques. So we are now encouraging them to teach fellow students so they can take over our role when we leave. Here we have Jean Luc teaching Fred, sowing orchid seed.
Although Heather and I are here to teach, you can’t over look the fact this is a college of conservation and environmental management. With Heather’s degree being on conservation biology and mine on environmental science, sometimes the books the students bring to are workshops are a little distracting.
We are teaching all aspects of the lab so that also includes washing up contaminated jars ready to use again.
Well done to the Rwanda team and Lucia for setting up our crowd funding site to raise funds to take FAWE girls out to Nyungwe forsest to learn about orchids and experience the forest. To visit the site, see the student video and pledge support please visit http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/orchid-project-with-rwandan-girls-from-fawe We are excited to hear that things are […]