Tree Planting and Climate Change Sensitisation
As part of our activities to promote environmental sustainability through public education on current ecological issues, we engaged some schools in tree-planting programs and climate change sensitization exercises this year. These tree-planting programs and climate change sensitization exercises were possible through funding from Gower Street. Through these programs, we aim to educate the students on tree planting, the effects of climate change, and ways we can contribute to climate change mitigation. These activities will give students a better understanding of climate change and other pressing environmental issues.
So far, we have reached out to over 1100 students in Ghana’s Eastern and Volta regions and planted over 220 trees on their school compounds. Below is a list of some of the schools we have engaged;
Asikuma D/A JHS, Royal Promise School, Apegusu Presby JHS, Frankadua EP Primary, Frankadua JHS, Abutiame Amesianyakofe D/A Basic School, Osiabura D/A Junior High School, Apegusu D/A Basic School, Akwamufie Presby Basic School, M/A Junior High School, Bunson, and Methodist Basic School, Ettukrom.
During our outreach activities, we realized that most students had little idea about climate change effects and the importance of trees in mitigating it. We are confident that these theoretical and practical engagements with emerging and future generations will equip them with the necessary tools to help them combat environmental issues.
Again, AfEI is grateful to Gower Street for funding these projects.