Throughout the world, education has always been the keystone underpinning all development and personal empowerment. People across Africa are hungry for knowledge, but are often starved of learning resources – especially learning resources that are relevant and applicable to their own particular situation. AEFF embodies a bold vision for transforming the face of environmental education in Africa, primarily through the medium of educational films.
The wildlife and wild places of Africa are not only part of Africa’s heritage – they are part of the world’s heritage. As such we all share the responsibility of protecting them, so that they are still there for our children to enjoy in the future. The loss of Africa’s great natural bounty would constitute a grave loss to the whole world, and the total breakdown of the environment would have far-reaching effects on everyone.
Since its launch in 1998, AEFF has been producing and distributing educational films about these environmental issues in Africa, for the people of Africa, in their own languages. These films are distributed free of charge, and are seen by millions of people, predominantly in East Africa, but also a growing number further afield on the continent, and internationally. One of AEFF’s films, White Gold was released internationally in English narrated by Hillary Clinton and in the Far East in Mandarin by Jackie Chan.