In 2017, GIFSEP embarked on building the capacity of students in the FCT to address climate change in schools. For more information on the project, click here. In furtherance of the previously mentioned project, GIFSEP on Wednesday 23rd September 2020, organized a training workshop for Secondary school teachers in the FCT.
The workshop took place ahead of school resumption to empower teachers and motivate them to establish Environmental Clubs (Eco Clubs) in their schools. Where students can learn practical ways in which they can address climate change issues in their schools and communities. We believe that as ECO Club mentors, teachers will be able to nurture and groom their students and youths to become Green Ambassadors.
At the training, teachers where taught climate advocacy and how to start and run an ECO Club.
Present at the workshop was Hajia Rahmatu Kamar the Head of Department Science, Technology and Mathematics, Secondary Education Board of the FCT. She said the training would assist in enhancing teachers’ capacity on environmental education and urged teachers participating in the workshop to sustain Environmental clubs in their respective schools.
Mr Ifiok Udom of Government Day Secondary School, Bwari, Abuja, noted that an Eco Club was established in his school in 2017. He added that the club had recorded a feat in areas of environmental cleanliness, waste sorting and recycling.
This project is implemented by Global Initiate for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grant Programme (SGP Nigeria).