Kenyan Primary school equipping children with green skills.

by Sophie Mbugua

Due to human activities, every decade is turning out to be the warmest on the record.

In Kenya’s Gikambura Primary school, Located in Kikuyu sub-county, Kiambu County, an environmental patron Mr. Paul Njoroge is equipping pupils with green skills. Skills critical for their adaptation to future impacts of climate change.┬áNjoroge says equipping this generation with green skills is the answer to adapting to future climate impacts. Why?

A 2021 report Climate Crisis Is a Child Rights Crisis by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) notes that today’s children and young people face an uncertain future because of the impacts of climate change.

Listen to why its critical to reach children about climate and biodiversity

Globally, almost every child on earth is exposed to at least one climate and environmental hazard, shock, or stress such as heatwaves, cyclones, air pollution, flooding, and water scarcity. Creating an incredibly challenging environment for children to live, play, and thrive.

In Africa, young people living in the Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau are the most at risk.

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