All of the schools in the Niassa Reserve are considerably under-resourced and few are able to provide adequate environments for learning. Schools are provided with some exercise books and other materials from the Government, but these are generally not sufficient to provide for all the children who attend each school.
To try and foster the literacy and numeracy of youth living in Niassa National Reserve, SGDRN had designed a project, through the provision of adequate educational facilities and materials, and through the training of teachers.
The three primary activities of the project included:
1) Rehabilitation of school buildings,
2) Provision of curriculum materials and teaching aides, and
3) Capacity building of teachers.
SGDRN intended on supporting local communities to strengthen the educational facilities in the Reserve, to collaborate on the development of locally relevant curriculum that touches on critical public health and environmental issues, and to provide teachers with effective and no-cost teacher training. This would help ensure higher quality educational experiences for both students and teachers, and would provide students with the knowledge they needed to play an active role in protecting their environment and livelihoods. Unfortunately, this project never managed to get the funds and came to close to the end of the management lease of SGDRN.