GIFSEP Receive Grant to Build the Capacity of Students to address Climate Change

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GIFSEP Receive Grant to Build the Capacity of Students to address Climate Change

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation has received a grant from The Global Environment Facility –Small Grant Program (GEF-SGP) implemented by the United Nations Development Program UNDP to Build the Capacity of Students to Address Climate change in Schools in FCT, Abuja.

 

Major discussions on climate change have left out secondary schools students. There is therefore a need to develop strategies for involvement and active participation of students to become ardent stewards of the environment and build their capacity to address the challenge of climate change. The project seeks to encourage and demonstrate the essence of collective measures to address climate change primarily by building skills of students in renewable energy and promote environmental stewardship through behavioral change.

 

The project which has received the approval of FCT Secondary School Board and FCT Technical Board has a specific goal to establish or straighten Environmental (Eco) Clubs ensure adoption of environmental management principles in at least 60 schools and carry out practical activities in at least 10 selected secondary schools in FCT.

 

Some of the project activities include:

  • Train the Trainer Sensitization Workshop on Climate Change/environmental stewardship for all Government schools in FCT Abuja.
  • Establishment of waste management and composting structures in ten schools.
  • Hands on activity on the design and Installation of solar and Renewable systems by the students in selected schools.
  • Establishment of orchards in five schools by the Eco Clubs.
  • The competition for the Greenest School in FCT and One Day Environmental Festival among others.

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