Charles Agboklu, national co-ordinator of ARC’s Ghanaian partner RELBONET (Religious Bodies Network on Climate Change), said: ‘It was such a successful seminar. I am so proud of the event and wish to share with as many partners as possible. Although the eco clubs were established in 2012, this was the first time we brought them together for education on the basics of climate change.’
The eco clubs, in the Volta Region of Ghana, have been carrying out a number of activities including the collection and sale of plastic waste, water harvesting, establishing tree nurseries, tree planting, growing projects and community clean-up campaigns in rural areas. Some of the activities generated income that has been used to buy containers for the storage of drinking water for use during school hours.
Forty eco-club members from five schools, 20 head teachers and teachers, representatives from the Methodist Church Headquarters and the Islamic Education Unit attended the seminar, along with guests from the Environmental Protection Agency, other NGOs and the Development Department of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.