The focus here is meaningful engagement of youth in the creation of communities where both people and nature flourish. We are cognizant of the fact that today’s young people are our future stakeholders and potential leaders, and that their later choices will be immensely influenced by what they see, hear and learn today. We therefore intend to reach school children (between 6-18 years) in 6 primary and 6 secondary schools situated in the 6 project sub-counties of Bududa district, with context relevant environmental education. This will lead to a change in their mind-set, knowledge and behaviour towards environmental issues, and foster their civic engagement in restoration and conservation activities. Furthermore, it will have a ripple effect in consolidating achievements of the PIP approach, as the informed children will be in a position to influence their parents and community to adopt environmental conservation approaches.