The club began when impassioned students approached teachers to form a club to save one of Tanzania’s national treasures. They knew that education, especially of young people, is the key to anti-poaching efforts. Within a 5-year period, the illegal ivory trade reduced the country’s elephant numbers by 60%. The students study elephants and then educate their peers, other school groups and their home villages. They present assemblies, participate in debates, give speeches, participate in World Elephant Day, and make library bookmarks with anti-poaching quotes.
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$425 will help the Tembo (Elephant) Club of the School of St. Jude in Arusha, Tanzania fund a field trip to Arusha National Park to study elephants and then make presentations to other schools.