The ReSCOPE Programme was born out of the pioneering work of promoting Permaculture in schools in Zimbabwe in the mid 1990’s which led to the establishment of the Schools and Colleges Permaculture (SCOPE) Zimbabwe. In 2006 the ReSCOPE Programme was set up to promote this work in the region of east and southern Africa. Now the programme has country chapters in Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Our core principles which we use to evaluate our performance are:
- Promoting deep and thoughtful care for the environment and everything in it, based on a wholesome view that understands the interconnections between all things.
- Promoting a needs based integrated land design practice that creatively weaves together the building of resilience within the ecosystem while moving communities towards food sovereignty, nutrition and income security.
- Emphasize the identification and creative use of local and indigenous resources and knowledge while rooted in our culture and celebrating intergenerational learning.
- Genuine and wide participation of young people at all levels of our activities.
- Make learning fun, practical and relevant for everyone, while having an integrated approach across the curricular and promoting the inclusive and active participation of whole communities.
- Ensuring systematic and regular reflection and learning from experience, and planning ahead strategically at all levels, in partnership with our stakeholders.
- Ensuring user friendly, regular and systematic documentation and transparent information sharing.
- Always start small, ensure quality and grow organically.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 200
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
Aspiring members should be committed to promoting sustainability through school communities. They should have the resources to support the training of the learners, teachers and parents in the whole school Permaculture and Ecovillage development approaches. We provide the training in partnership with the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)