This program targets school-aged youngsters aged 7 to 25 who are concerned about climate changeCTY-Africa collaborates with schools to establish Green ClubsWe educate young people about climate change, its causes, its effects, how to ameliorate it, and how to prevent it in the future, through these clubsWe will have the Environmental Conservation Coordinator organize the modules of the topics twice a monthA climate change expert is invited to speak to the pupils about climate change once a quarter.
This project also includes the planting of fruit treesThe nursery beds are established in the schools itself, and they are tended for and supervised Comrades To Youths Africa employees with the assistance of District Agricultural authoritiesFollowing the nursery bed gestation period, the seedlings are delivered to the students to go home and plantThis is something that every team does.
WHY SCHOOL-GOING CHILDREN?
Climate change is a topic that can only be learned about through social media and rumorsSustainability and climate change are not taught to the population in third-world countries because they are not recognized as a problem, despite the fact that they are the most affected.
Young people need to be given priority in climate change education because the earth is their future home and they are most at risk of experiencing the effects of current climate changeThis should be done while they are still young so that they can grow up understanding the need to enforce the climate change migration measures and even pass this on to their childrenWhen they are still in school, when their minds are primed to learn, is when learning is most effective.
In a survey conducted in the US, which asked parents and teachers about their students’ attitudes toward climate change, it was found that very few parents and teachers were educating their students about the issueThe survey found that 86% of parents and 80% of teachers supported teaching about climate change in schools because they believe this generation will be the one most affected it.
It is vital to educate the next generation about climate change and provide them the tools they need to address it so they can stop this catastropheHowever, environmental education should begin at home, where parents can instill in their kids a respect for the environment making them aware that everything they do, no matter how small, has an impact on our one and only home planet.
We can defeat the greatest threat to our home (the earth)—climate change—educating the next generation about the need of environmental conservation and sustainability.
WHY FRUITS TREES?
In order to engage youngsters in the fight against climate change and its repercussions, CTY looked at the most practical mitigation strategy, which was tree planting.
Trees improve the quality of the air we breatheThrough their leaves and bark, they take up damaging pollutants and release pure oxygen for people to breathe.
Their sophisticated root systems function as filters, eliminating impurities and reducing the rate at which water is absorbed the soilA mature evergreen tree can capture more than 15,000 liters of water annually, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Association.
Numerous species can live on a single tree.
Trees that produce food offer fruit, nuts, berries, and leaves for consumption both people and animals, as well as a potent array of nutrients.
Trees are essential for absorbing rainwater and lowering the likelihood of natural disasters like landslides and floodsThis procedure lessens the possibility of floods and dangerous waterslide erosion.