The Khomas Environmental Education Programme (KEEP) is an interactive environmental education programme designed and implemented by GCF.

KEEP aims to inspire young Namibians to care for their environment by allowing them the opportunity to reconnect with nature through a targeted field-based EE programme.

KEEP provides a learning platform outside the classroom in nature with the goal of inspiring experiential learning and modelling environmental and wildlife stewardship.

The programme targets primary school students in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital; in particular students from under-resourced schools who would benefit the most from an increased awareness of environmental issues as a change in behaviour has the potential to improve their living conditions.

To find out what our amazing KEEP team has achieved in 2022, download our KEEP 2023 Impact Report

Specifically, the programme seeks to promote environmental learning for Namibia’s future decision-makers and address critical environmental issues key to country by aiding in protecting the natural environment through improved understanding among Namibia’s youth.

In times of Covid-19 all of us had to adapt!

Instead of going taking Namibian students into the bush at the moment, the KEEP team is bringing nature to the students. Our KEEP team self-produced a series of environmental education videos.

But even better: these videos have come to the attention of One Africa TV and together we have now produced an environmental education series to be aired Africa-wide on TV!

Check out these fantastic new episodes here!

The programme is closely linked to the Namibian national school curriculum, and students and teachers engage with topics from their syllabus and apply concepts that are already familiar from the classroom, while spending a day in the bush in a fun, interactive and hands-on experience. KEEP gets them out of the classroom and back into nature!

“In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” (Baba Dioum)

Between 2,500 and 3,000 Namibian primary school students and their teachers participate in KEEP every year. In total we have hosted over 14,000 students and 700 teachers for a fun-filled educational day in the bush!

This programme is supported by: