The event commenced at exactly 9:30am as participants arrived for the event. Registration as well as distribution of materials (T-Shirts) was done and the students were settled down for the event.
The program coordinator, Prince. Olawuyi Oluwaseyi welcomes all the participants to Adeojo Multipurpose Hall (The hall belongs to Chief Adeojo). He introduced his assistants/colleagues and informed the participants on the essence of the event. He urged them to pay attention to the lectures as the content of the lectures would help them a lot.
The invited Ambassadors are Favour Mosadioluwa and Rabiu Mariam. Favour Mosadioluwa (Member of the Children Global Board) started the lectures using Climate Justice Power-Point-Presentation.
During the lectures, the Climate Justice Ambassadors introduced themselves, discussed, the needs to protect the planet, the causes of Climate change (Natural and Human). They spoke about green house gases, CO2, methane, etc. They took time to explain human induced activities which are the well pronounced causes of Climate change which include emission through deforestation, ship, aircrafts, industries, etc. They spoke about the effects of climate change such as famine, drought, flood, climate refugees, rise in the sea level, etc They stressed on the needs to plant more trees, shifting to clean energy and many other things and needs for the participants to join hands with plant for the planet in realizing their objectives. They ended the presentation by urging their colleagues to join them in promoting the concept.
Series of questions were asked after the lectures which include, ‘Why African are emitting little CO2? The Program Coordinator answered some of the questions asked by the participants
The participants were trained on how to make public presentation, during the event some brilliant students were selected, which include Ogunbowale Ayomide, Ayeleru Semiu, Oyetunji Dorcas, Adebisi Taiwo and Azeez Bisola.
The participants watched ‘The Man who planted Trees’ and the participants went on break and they were resumed back engaged in school group and world café discussion. The participants during their discussion came up with action plans to enable them further promote the concepts in their various communities. They came up with the idea of planting more trees in their various communities, reaching out to media houses, printing of handbills for distributions and seeking their parents support. Later club was formed in which Favour Mosadioluwa the member of the Global Children Board led the discussion on formation of the club and supported by Mariam Rabiu.
The participants later went outside the hall to plant some trees, in the field the participants were taught on how best to plant and the good time to plant and the needs to ensure that they nurture the trees well and guide it from being eating by animals. The participants planted 8-eight Teak trees within the Multipurpose Hall.
The planting session was led by staff of Prince O Concepts, Mr Olasunkanmi Dolapo who explained the importance of ‘Teak Trees’ to them. He said they normal use to make electric poles, building and its leaves can be use for packing things in the villages. He said the tree is one of the economic trees in Nigeria and in West Africa countries.
Other activities during the program are presentation of Certificates to all participants. Creative games were playing to refresh participants’ brains. The program coordinator made announcement about the forthcoming academy coming up at Osogbo, Osun state on 15th December, 2016, etc.
In Attendance were: students of host schools and other schools, teachers and head of schools, parents and co-Moderators from Prince O Concepts’ office.
The event came to an end at exactly 6pm.
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