Projet Intégré de conservation des bonobos de l’ouest (PICBOU)
Malebo, DRC

In 2016, I worked with WWF and Mbou-Mon-Tour (a local Congolese NGO) to develop and implement a two-day bonobo sensitization workshop for the local primary schools. Children are the future of conservation and through awareness and education, they learn their unique role to protect this special and endangered species.

The workshops involved sensibilizing the children to bonobos through puppet shows, coloring and drawing contests, and finally a pledge to protect bonobos made with their handprints.

The children's enthusiasm and receptiveness to the workshops were phenomenal, and my faith in this next generation of conservationists is strong. Through them may the endangered bonobo's future be saved.