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Dipesh Pabari

Africa Operations Manager, Camps International
Mr. Dipesh Pabari

Programme:
Educators' Conference

Biography
Dipesh Pabari is currently the Africa Operations Manager for Camps International, the international award winning responsible travel company that specializes in school expeditions and gap year programs. He has worked extensively as an independent writer and consultant providing training, facilitation, technical assistance and research in the areas of Conservation, ICT, Media Campaigns, Fundraising, Strategic Communications, Education and Event Management. Dipesh was the Director of the SAMOSA festival 2008 and co-organizer of the Kwani Litfest 2008 and also taught in various private schools in Kenya. He is now based in Diani, Kenya and married with two girls.

 
 

1-Hour Workshop

Title Sustaining Sustainability in Social Service
Programme Educators' Conference
Days Offered October 19th (14:00-15:00)
Description Community Service and Environmental Responsibility are increasingly integrated into the educational objectives of private schools. With programmes such as Week without Walls or CAS, teachers ensure that learning taking place in and outside the classroom is meaningful and contributes to the world around. Within Africa, embracing a social consciousness sadly does not require much effort. This is the tragedy of the continent  close your eyes, put a pin on the map of Africa and there is a project. With the majority of aid being driven by the Non-Governmental sector and the international donor community, social service has been shaped to be a job rather than a duty, thus, leaving one of the most important issues  sustainability - as simply unsustainable. Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship are infant concepts that very few homegrown African businesses have embraced. The Private Education Sector has a huge role to play in providing a new direction to embedding a social consciousness in the future leaders across the continent. Using an existing and successful model of school expeditions that are geared towards integrating students into sustainable development projects at multiple levels, this presentation will show how social service can reduce poverty and protect our fragile ecosystems.
Objective
  1. To show how school trips are critical to social responsibility
  2. To examine how the private educational sector is key to addressing poverty in Africa
Target Audience Teachers
Conference Material None
 

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