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Climate Change: NGO takes tree planting campaign to students in FCT

Purplehands Empowerment Initiative, an NGO, has extended tree planting campaign to students of Junior Secondary School, Kuchigoro community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Briefing newsmen at the event held on Tuesday in Abuja, the Founder of the NGO, Dr Brenda Nduaguibe, stressed the need for inculcating environmental education to children and youth at the early stage of their lives.

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She noted that children and youths constituted a large population that could influence the environmental behaviour of their parents and schools.

Nduaguibe, while inaugurating mentorship strategy tagged, “Purple Hands Environmental Care Club (PHECC)’’, aimed at addressing environmental and climate challenges in FCT, explained that it would encourage students to study their environment.

The founder added that the strategy would contribute to solving environmental problems and raise environmental literacy and the children’s total educational experience.

She also said that the strategy would among other things assist children and youth to understand the consequences of human activities on the earth and its resources.

“This will enable them to understand decisions and actions that can be taken locally and globally to encourage sustainable living”

She noted that if the young ones are drilled on proper environmental knowledge and practices, it intends to be sustainable.

The director noted that the club would go a long way in environmental sustainability for the present and future generations. (NAN)

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