IHS Nigeria and GreenHub Africa Foundation is set to roll out a new edition of its school outreach across Nigeria. The initiative tagged ‘Eco-Action Project (EAP 1.0), is designed to create awareness about global environmental challenges and proffer sustainable approaches toward mitigating the effects of these environmental challenges.
According to a press release issued by the Foundation, the Eco-Action project (1.0) will focus on junior teens in 18 junior secondary schools across the six geopolitical zones of the country. Participating schools include Dolphin Junior High School, Lagos Island; Elemoro Community Junior Secondary School, Ibeju Lekki; Resettlement Community Junior Secondary School, Ikeja; Mobolaji Bank Anthony Junior High School, Yaba; New Era Girls’ Junior Secondary School, Surulere and Ijero Girls’ Junior High School, Ebute Meta.
Others are Government Secondary School, Day Secondary School (Enugu, Southeast); Government Secondary School, Uwanse, Government Secondary School, Lagos Street (Cross-River, South south); Government Secondary School, Kofar Kibo, Kaduna College; Ahmed Fatka Local Government’s Education Authority, Anguwan Fatika (Kaduna, Northwest); Government Junior Day Secondary School, Wuse; Government Secondary School, Maitama; Government Secondary School, Kubwa; Government Science, Technical Secondary School, Kubwa (Abuja, Northcentral); and Yerwa Government Girls’ Secondary School (Borno, Northeast).
Speaking on the project, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Foundation, Henry Bassey said that, “The Eco-Action project is built around the Climate Action Superheroes’ environmental syllabus popularly known as C.A.S.H. The Climate Action Superheroes (C.A.S.H) is a proprietary tool of GreenHubAfrica Foundation uniquely designed with localized avatars to infuse entertainment into environmental education.”
Leveraging the comparative advantage of this proprietary tool, IHS Nigeria was also at the forefront of the official launch of the gamification and animation of the Climate Action Superheroes which took place at the World Environment Day celebration – an annual flagship event organized by GreenHub Africa Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations at the United Nations Information Centre, Abuja.
The launch which involved dignitaries and keynote speakers participating in high-level panels and fireside chats was powered by IHS Nigeria and Oando Foundation. Some of the dignitaries include, National Program Coordinator, UNIDO, Oluyomi Banjo; Chairman, GreenHub Africa Foundation, Professor Obas John Ebohon; Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, IHS Nigeria Limited, Damian Ude, Fashion Designer and Environmentalist; Adejoke Lasisi; Information Management Officer, Office of the Resident Coordinator, Dr. Tubolayefa Warekuromor and National President, Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Dr. Efe Okobia
Others are, Programs Manager, Oando Foundation, Tonia Uduimoh; Founder, Kids Beach Garden, Doyinsola Ogunye; Director Cocurricular Department, FCT Secondary Education Board, Hajia Fatima Gambo; President, in-CSR, Dr. Eustace Onuegbu, and Education Manager, UNICEF, Jutaro Sakamoto.
The unveiling of the C.A.S.H gamification and animation series was the first of its kind from a non-profit organization. Deliberations with State Coordinators and Field Facilitators that will be deployed for project implementation in participating schools are currently in progress.
The preliminary phase of the project commences this month with an inception meeting involving the participation of all relevant stakeholders. The school outreach is expected to come to a close towards the end of the first term in the 2023/2024 academic session.
Source : This Day