To help raise awareness of environmental issues among young people in Nigeria, GreenHubAfrica Foundation have partnered with IHS Nigeria on an Eco-Action Project (EAP1.0), a new initiative of their schools’ outreach programme across Nigeria.
The initiative, EAP1.0 has been designed to help raise awareness of global environmental challenges and explore more sustainable approaches to mitigating challenges with climate. change.
Henry Bassey, founder of, GreenHubAfrica Foundation, said Eco-Action project is built around the Climate Action Super Heroes’ (CASH) environmental syllabus.
“The Climate Action Super Heroes is a proprietary tool of GreenHubAfrica Foundation and designed using localised avatars to infuse entertainment into environmental education,” Bassey said.
According to him, the initiative will focus on young people from 18 junior secondary schools across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
He disclosed further that the project’s unveiling will take place on Tuesday 6 June 2023 during the World Environment Day (WED) celebration, an annual flagship event organised by GreenHubAfrica Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) at the United Nations Information Centre, Abuja.
Bassey said the event would involve dignitaries and keynote speakers, who will participate in high-level panels and fireside chats supported by IHS Nigeria, Oando Foundation and the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), among others.
Bassey added that deliberations with state coordinators and field facilitators that will be deployed for project implementation in participating schools are currently in progress.
“The preliminary phase of the project will officially commence in June with an inception meeting involving the participation of all relevant stakeholders, while the schools’ outreach programme is expected to end towards the end of the first term in the 2023/2024 academic session,” he said.
According to him, there are six participating Junior Secondary schools across different local governments in Lagos state, two in (Enugu, South East). The others are Government Secondary School, Uwanse, Government Secondary School, Lagos Street (Cross-River, South-South).
Others are Government Secondary School, Kofar Kibo, Kaduna, Ahmed Fatka Local Government’s Education Authority, Anguwan Fatika (Kaduna, North West), Government Junior Day Secondary School, Wuse, Government Secondary School, Maitama, Government Secondary School, Kubwa, Government Science, Technical Secondary School, Kubwa (Abuja, North Central) and Yerwa Government Girls’ Secondary School (Borno, North East).