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Sensitization Campaign On Gender-Based Violence And Climate Education At Ukpaubong Community Secondary School, Itam, Itu LGA, Akwa Ibom State

To mark the 2023 edition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, which also marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, BlueGreen Initiative for Sustainable Development (BlueGreenISD) organized a one-day sensitization campaign on gender-based violence (GBV) and climate education for students at Ukpaubong Community Secondary School, Itam in Itu Local Government Area of the state.

The objectives of the sensitization campaign were to:

Raise awareness among students about GBV and its consequences

Educate students about the link between climate change and GBV

Empower students to take action to prevent GBV.

Key highlights at the event was the commemorative tree planting exercise and the establishment of the Green School Club, a flagship project of BlueGreenISD for the promotion of climate education and literacy.

This project was supported by Climate & sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet)

Green School Tree Planting Campaign Launch

On December 14th, 2022, BlueGreen Initiative for Sustainable Development (BlueGreenISD) launched the green schools tree planting campaign with the flag off at Lott Carey Baptist Academy, Ikot Ebom Itam, Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The campaign tagged; Planting Trees to Safe the Earth’s Lungs, is an initiative of BlueGreenISD, given the significant roles tree plays in the fight against climate change.

During the campaign, the Green School Club was established in the school. The Green School Club is a flagship project of BlueGreeenISD, aimed at creating awareness on the catastrophes of climate change, promoting climate literacy through climate education.

This project was funded through volumetry contribution of team members. We wish to take this project to as many schools as possible.

Iko Town Wetland Restoration Project

BlueGreen Initiative for Sustainable Development (BluegreenISD), led a team of young environmentalists to Iko Town on a wetland restoration project. This was to commemorate the 2023 World Wetlands Day, an annual event marked every February 2nd globally.

Iko Town, a small swampy settlement in Eastern Obolo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, was chosen as the outreach community because of its wetland and mangrove ecosystem (though highly depleted and threatened), its importance to the ecosystem and obvious significance to the economy.

Wetlands act as filters, removing pollutants from water and improving its quality. They also provide habitats for many species of plants and animals and plays critical role in maintaining biodiversity. In addition, wetlands help to reduce the impact of floods by storing water during periods of high rainfall and slowly releasing it during periods of drought. As a carbon sink, wetlands are very important I their roles in the fight against climate change.

 

This was supported by Climate & Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet)