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TREES FOR SCHOOLS INITIATIVE

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GIFSEP Trees for School Initiative greens, educates, offsets carbon emissions and transforms schools into healthier more sustainable environments. GIFSEP has so far planted 500 Trees in selected schools in FCT Abuja Nigeria. Our plan is to plant 5000 trees in all the Primary and Secondary Schools Abuja and extend the program to other parts of Nigeria.
How it Works
GIFSEP identifies schools without Trees and delivers trees and train the students on how to plant and maintain them. We also respond to applications for trees from schools.
How you can participate!
Individuals and organizations can buy or donate Trees and receive certificate for themselves. You can also participate in the planting of the trees
Costs per Tree for this program is N2000 all inclusive

2. SOLAR FOR SCHOOLS
The Solar for Schools program is an initiative aimed at empowering schools to go solar. The program targets boarding schools in communities without electricity.
This exciting program helps primary and secondary schools around the country take practical action to reduce emissions and electricity bills through installing solar power systems, while providing educational benefits for students in learning about renewable energy and environmental stewardship.
GIFSEP has powered four classrooms in Government Secondary School Yaba Abaji Area council Abuja Nigeria. The boarding school has no electricity; the students now read and do their assignments at nights using solar light.
There are so many schools in Nigeria without electricity.
When schools go solar, students get hands-on experience with clean energy and the community benefits from a healthier environment.
Join us to spread the benefits of solar to schools by supporting our Solar for schools Initiative.
You can power two class rooms for as low as N100, 000 or $300 USD

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Executive Director of GIFSEP receives an award from Crans Montana

Excecutive Director of GIFSEP Mr David Michael  receives an award Rev Jesse Jackson on behalf of Crans Montana

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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.