Update 5 October 2023 – Many thanks to those who have taken interest and helped with the Coexistence Kids and Living with Big Cats over the years. An exciting new development is taking place as the Sacred Valley Concept (SCV) evolves as told in a preliminary explanation HERE. The educational aspect of the SVC is now under development based on the evolution where we’re working on environmental studies portals through digital platforms. This has been in development since the height of the covid-19 pandemic. The initial learning group at Bardiya National Park in west Nepal was the model developed and learnt from with growth to include other areas of Nepal as well as regions in India coming on stream in conjunction with the newly formed Curriculum for Compassionate Education (Animal Ethics) by the Jane Goodall Institute (Nepal). This combined with information received through LeopardEye especially for those children living in highly affected areas with human-wildlife conflict means greater understanding.
This video is an example the easy to understand and learn from content.
From coordinator Jack Kinross, “it’s not just a matter of giving children a good education, it’s the definition of a good education, the human future on the planet depends on that”.
Based on this progress we’ll have an update in mid February 2024 as the new format continues being implemented in conjunction with the Jane Goodall Insititute (Nepal).
Our thanks to collaborators and supporters, most of whom wish to remain anonymous. At this point we’d like to acknowledge the Youth Education and Training Initiatives (YETI) Nepal Trust (a New Zealand organization) and Nepally Dream (a France-Nepal organization).
Check out images below from Living with Big Cats and the Coexistence Kids from the last few years at Bardiya National Park, west Nepal: