The academy commenced at exactly, 9:30am. The academy had in attendance participating students from different schools , teachers, invited guests and other people.
Mr. Ayodele Adeleke, member of the Plant-for-the-Planet Team, who anchored the program, introduced the invited Ambassadors, the Program coordinator and the invited schools. The Principal of the host school- Mr. Tunde gave his opening remark. The invited ambassadors were: Seyi Osho, Praise, Darasimi and Vivian Ehiare. The two of them handled the presentations with the topic: Now We Children Save the World. The lectures consisted of the following areas: Causes of the Climate Crisis, effects, solutions, Green houses Gases, Co2, Climate Justice, Renewable Energies and more about Climate Justice Ambassadors and the activities of Plant-for-the-Planet.
The program coordinator contributed to the presentation trough explaining some technical terms to the participants. The questions asked by the students included topics like: The definition of Gases, Hurricanes and how to get seedlings?
Later the students engaged in the “World Game” in which issues related to countries and how they emit CO2 were demonstrated. The participants later broke into four different groups for the World Café in which each group deliberated on different major issues such as: How they can involve media in promoting the project in Nigeria, how to organize tree planting parties in their communities and schools and deliberated on the best way to involve their parents and friends into the project. Afterwards the groups were happy to present their outcomes to the other groups. During these presentations some outstanding students who were eloquent and comported themselves excellently were identified.
During the tree planting session the students were taught how to plant trees. In addition they learned about the general facts of tree planting like: when is the best time to plant a tree? What is the essence of tree planting? Afterwards the participants were happy to finally plant their own trees.
At the end the new Climate Justice Ambassadors were happy to share what they have had learned on this interesting day. The participating teachers also shared their experiences. Certificates were later presented to the participants. In his closing remarks, the program coordinator- Prince Olawuyi Seyi urged the participants to ensure that they keep promoting the concept in their various communities.
All photos taken this day can be downloaded here.
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