Grâce à l’obtention d’un don du Zoo de San Diego, l’Association du Calao (Calao) a pu acheter du matériel éducatif au Zoo d’Abidjan.
Ce don destiné à l’éducation des enfants en visite au zoo afin de leur faire connaitre les grands enjeux de la protection de l’environnement et de sa biodiversité
Il a aussi remercié le Zoo de San Diego ainsi que Calao pour cette action en faveur de l’éducation. Oumar Kanté a aussi rappelé que les fonds ont été reçus grâce à une collecte organisée par Jeremy Fontaine, un soigneur animalier du zoo de San Diego. Comme Calao, Jeremy considère que l’éducation est un des enjeux les plus importants dans le domaine de la conservation. Le matériel acheté a été remis et comprenait des livres, du matériel pédagogique, des tableaux métalliques, une télévision, un DVD, etc.
Thanks to the donation of the San Diego Zoo, the Calao Association (Calao) was able to purchase educational material at the Abidjan Zoo.
This donation for the education of children visiting the zoo in order to let them know the main issues of the protection of the environment and its biodiversity
This Friday morning, 31 August 2018, a ceremony was held within the Zoo of Abidjan to deliver the education material. Calao, which obtained the funding through the San Diego Zoo and made the purchase of the material was represented by its National coordinator for Education Oumar Kante, while the national Zoo of Abidjan by its director Dr. Samouka Kané and by Doctor Zirihi, responsible for Education within the Zoo.
This ceremony, which took place in the presence of the zoo’s animal keepers, began with the intervention of the Director by presenting the actions already undertaken by Calao and its collaboration with the San Diego Zoo, an American zoo very active in the field of Education.
Dr Samouka Kané has also reminded the actions of Calao in the zoo while emphasizing those in favour of education including the production of the Pedagogical Guide (made by the volunteers of the zoo), the delivery of laptops (donated by the Institute of the European Investment Bank) at the educational centre and today this donation of material for educational purposes within the zoo. He also thanked the San Diego Zoo as well as Calao for its actions in favour of education. Oumar Kante also recalled that the funds were received through a collection organized by Jeremy Fontaine, an animal keeper at the San Diego Zoo. As well as Calao, Jeremy believes that education is one of the key issues in the field of animal conservation. The purchased material was delivered and included books, instructional materials, tables, television, DVD, etc.
After thanking all those involved in obtaining this material, Oumar Kante delivered the material to the director while pointing out that Calao will always support the Abidjan Zoo in its education policy.
The ceremony ended after the intervention of Doctor Zirihi, responsible for the education of the Zoo, thanking all the actors who gave the opportunity to the educational centre to have this important donation that meets its needs for education.