Fifty SHS students show commitment to combatting climate change

Climate change activists can now heave a sigh of relief as fifty senior high school students show commitment to take on the fight to combat desertification and restore the vegetative green cover of the earth.

These students pledged as part of the World Environmental Day celebration under the auspices of Arocha Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization, and the Mole National Park at Damongo in the West Gonja Municipality.

Established in 1998, Arocha Ghana is aimed at protecting God’s creation and as part of marking this year’s World Environmental Day, brought together fifty students from the three senior high schools in Damongo for a sensitization workshop at the Jebote Conference Hall in the Mole National Park.

The Damongo Senior High School had thirty students in attendance, fifteen from the Ndewura Jakpa Senior High School, and fifteen from the St Anne’s Girls Senior High.

In his welcome address, the deputy park manager called on all and sundry to do their uttermost best to protect the environment.

For two minutes each, the students were taken through presentations on topics such as plastic waste management and methods of adoptive practices in forest land restoration.

In his presentation, Samuel Sarfo Arhin highlighted the adverse effects posed by plastics noting that about half of plastics are not reused a situation that is very alarming to the environment.

He urged the students who are the future leaders of the country to be goodwill ambassadors to recycle and reuse plastics when they use them.

Isaac Kofi Ntori also gave a presentation on methods of adaptive practices in forest land restoration in line with this year’s World Environmental Day.

He reiterates the commitment of Arocha Ghana towards the fight against climate change and its adverse effects.

The students were also taken through hands-on practicals at the restoration forest site of Arocha Ghana started in 20 to demonstrate the lessons learnt from the workshop.

Enthusiastic about the workshop, the students pledged to educate their colleagues and parents on measures to protect the environment.

As the world races to combat change, it is hoped future generations would take on the fight as well.

By: Iddrissu Hafiz | | Ghana

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