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Group Empowers Students With Skills To Tackle Plastic Pollution

Nasarawa, Nigeria – To address the issue of plastic pollution in Nigeria, a group of environmental rights activists has trained students from Government Secondary School, GSS, Nyanya-Gbagyi, and Junior Secondary School, Nyanya-Gbagyi, in Nasarawa State, on sustainable plastic waste management methods.

The exercise allowed the students, aged 12 to 17 to learn how plastic waste negatively affects ecological protection.

Aliyu Sadiq, the founder of Ecocykle Foundation Development (EFD), said that his organisation collaborated with the Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) to host the programme, which included a Climate Action Youth Tour (CAYT), to educate school children on the direct impact of plastic waste on the environment and inspire them to adopt innovative solutions to combat the problem.

The participants learnt about how plastic pollution impacts water bodies, human and environmental health, and the climate. They also gained the knowledge they required to improve the creation of the plastic waste action plan for schools.

“This action plan is expected to metamorphose into small projects for students to directly solve the problem of plastic pollution in their respective schools.”

“Educating the next generation about practical environmental protection measures they can use will support the achievement of the 2023 WED’s goal of reducing plastic pollution.

“We hope they’ll help us spread the word,” she remarked, “about how important it is to maintain a safe and healthy environment for everyone.” Mariam Idris, The CSDevNet programme assistant, said

Mrs. Sutik Madaki, a geography teacher at GSS Nyanya-Gbagyi who was part of the eco-tour crew, was happy about the initiative because it offered the opportunity for the students to explore nature.

“They benefited from this project by learning about waste pollution, its effects on human health, and how to combat it,” she said.

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