The CIRA-founded Terre d’École program, established in 2012, is an innovative educational initiative aimed at students from primary to high school. It proposes the creation of a network of schools of excellence in both theoretical and practical education, with the objective of fostering the emergence of new generations aware of the challenges of preserving the Earth, respectful of the environment, and appreciative of cultural traditions.

A project
that comes to life

An eco-responsible school campus, cohesive and integrated into its regional and cultural environment with a strong visual identity.


Located in the suburb of Kintélé, north of Brazzaville, the first Terre d’École establishment was established: the Christophe de Margerie campus. Thriving, this suburb hosts the future walls of the Denis Sassou Nguesso University and a sports complex, a beneficial educational universe adding to the vibrancy of the Terre d’École campus. The grounds are adjacent, ensuring complementarity from the outset. Terre d’École has a 15-hectare plot, including 11 hectares of forests and 4 hectares to be developed, which the Republic of Congo has granted to the association. The construction of the first Terre d’École establishment began on August 10, 2020, with an opening scheduled for October 2024.


The roots of our knowledge for a sustainable future

Terre d’École is a new citizen educational project aimed at students from elementary school to high school, with the aim of integrating ancestral knowledge and understanding of local food cultures into academic school programs; using sports as a means of fostering cohesion and promoting a healthy lifestyle.


A program committed to the UN's 2030 Agenda

The purpose of Terre d’École is to engage children in protecting their values and traditions, as well as to inform the world that their continent is mobilizing to protect the environment. This is why Terre d’École has a dual purpose: to rely on children as agents of radical change to protect Africa’s land, and to expand to other countries, provided these countries share the same values and sustain the structures and education.

Behind the Terre d’École project, three overarching missions emerge, essential to development: democratizing knowledge, reconnecting tradition and modernity, and teaching about the Earth.

The Terre d’École program is fully committed to the UN’s 2030 Agenda and addresses 11 UN objectives.