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First Plant for the Planet Academy at Ogijo, Nigeria

16.04.2017

On the day of the Academy - Program coordinator, Prince Olawuyi Oluwaseyi welcomed all the participants, teachers and the proprietress of New Gate School- Mrs Famuriyo. He introduced his assistants/Colleagues and informed the participants about the objectives of the event. He urged them to pay attention to the lectures

The invited ambassador- Adebisi Damilare started the lectures using Climate Justice Power-Point presentation. He was supported by the Program coordinator

During the lectures, the Climate Justice Ambassador introduced himself, he discussed, the needs to protect the planet, the causes of Climate change (Natural and Human). The participants watched ‘The Man who planted Trees’ and the participants went on break and they were resumed back. The participants were trained on how to make public presentation, during the event some brilliant students were selected, which include: Odemuyiwa Mutiat, Ariwoola olabisi, Agbaje Abdusalam, Peter Ene and Josephine Ayo.

During the discussion the participants of the Academy came up with action plans to enable them further promote the concepts in their various communities. They came up with the idea of planting more trees in their various communities and schools, reaching out to other schools, forming clubs in their school and setting aside a day to do Mass rally.

The participants later went outside the Hall to plant some trees, in the field the participants were taught on how best to plant and the good time to plant and the needs to ensure that they nurture the trees well and guide it from being eating by animals. The participants planted 10 – Moringa trees seedlings at the garden of the host school. The planting session was led by staff of Prince O. Concepts, Mr. Olasunkanmi Dolapo.

Other activities during the program are presentation of Certificates to all participants which was led by the head of the host schools and founder of SREV Foundation (NGO). The dignitaries include few parents, the teachers, the head of schools’ and other invitees. They all made excellent remarks and urged the students to ensure that they further promote the concept in Nigeria.

The event came to an end at exactly 6pm. The participants were all happy despite little challenges and expressed their joy!

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