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German Consulate, Nigerian school initiative team up to drive climate action

German Consulate, Nigerian school initiative team up to drive climate action

Innovative climate action which focuses on recycling and environmental sustainability is at the core of the partnership between the German Consulate and LightOut High School Initiative. Recycling campaign, which cuts across secondary schools in Lagos, is also part of the partnership focus.

According to parties to the partnership, this campaign will be uniquely delivered through engaging and educational concerts designed to inspire and sensitize Lagos youth on environmental sustainability.

The partnership recognises the menace of plastic waste in the environment and to address it along with climate change, the LightOut Highschool will engage in advocacy project to empower Lagos youth to participate in recycling and climate action initiatives.

The campaign will include seminars and concerts aimed at educating secondary school students on the importance of recycling, upcycling and the circular economy. By merging music, art, and education, the initiative will create an eco-conscious generation that tackles plastic waste and leads climate action.

A delegation from LightOut Highschool Initiative, including its founder, Gaise Baba, Country Director, Susan Odurinde, and Head of Programmes, Iyke Kalu, visited the German Consulate in Lagos recentlyfor a signing ceremony that formalized the partnership.

At the meeting was the Deputy Consul General, Gerald Wolf, and the Programme Officer Economic, Political, Cultural, and Press Section, Udochukwu Okeahialam.

“LightOut Highschool Initiative extends its gratitude to the German Consulate for its support and partnership. Together, we look forward to a successful and impactful campaign that will inspire a generation of eco-conscious young leaders in Lagos,” Baba said.

He explained that LightOut Highschool Initiative is a musical outreach for students across secondary schools and colleges. It leverages music and art to engage and support students in their educational, social, and personal development.

The initiative, which was founded in 2017 by Baba, a Nigerian Afro-fusion artist, through his organization – 464 Projects, has executed 21 editions, reaching over 31,000 students.

The initiative focuses on three of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its work – SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).