Our partner organization Greenpop from South Africa organized the first two Plant-for-the-Planet Academies in Zambia in July this year. Lauren from Greenpop writes:
Greenpop ran a competition where eco clubs at 20 schools in Livingstone had to make handmade solar cookers and present these. The winning groups in this competition got to attend the Academies. Two academies were held in Livingstone at the Livingstone Safari Lodge which was a great outdoor venue for the pupils to learn and share. These were held on 2 Saturdays (13th and 17th July 2013). The children were picked up in the Greenpop trucks in the morning and bought to the lodge where the team was ready for the interactive workshops. After a full morning of learning and sharing, the children and teachers were treated to lunch before they received their Plant for the Planet t-shirts and books at the end of the day. Some fun things that happened on the day included making popcorn and cakes on the solar cookers, drinking Moringa smoothies, becoming passionate climate ambassadors and more. Greenpop looks forward to working with Plant for the Planet again in the future.