We are from St. Patrick’s Ebubere Mixed Day Secondary School in Kenya. We are 22 students and we are coordinated by two teachers: Mr. Okwako Zadick and Madam Imelda Indeche. We are participating in the climate change program, introduced in our School by Mondo’s organisation. We are grateful to be part of this program and ensure that we acquire knowledge on climate change through Mondo class network from other countries.
In our first session Mr. Okwako and Madam Imelda introduced the idea of the project and school network. We are excited to learn more about climate change impacts our community and other areas in the world.
As the next session our group visited the Shianda market center where cleaning at the Dump site took place.
The theme of the project day was “Clean Air, Clean Environment”. The clean-up activity was in relation to pollution and its effect on climate change and how can we educate people around us to keep our village and community clean. The session was organised by Kakamega County Government in Mumias East subcounty.
To find out more how climate change affects or community we did some interviews. We talked to elderly people in our community but also teachers and staff of our school as well as students and some workers of industries in our city. From these interviews we got information that people are noticing many thing about the climate changing. For example or summer are getting more and more hot and there is much less rainfall which impacts agriculture in a negative way. Winters on the other hand are getting warmer and that means we have less snow.
To find out even more, we organised a seminar at our school with specialist from the ecological inspection of Lugansk Oblast. After the seminar we had a tree planting activity near our school.
And we also had another trash clean-up and tree planting action in a park near a lake that is in our city. Here is a video and some photos of it:
We are the students of Severodonetsk Secondary School 5, Luhansk Oblast, Severodonetsk city. This is the school, whose students want to change the world. The team of the 10th and 11th graders is full of enthusiasm and ideas for changes. Each of us is a broadminded and unique person, who seeks to change the world and worries about its current problems. We believe that the problem of climate change is not just important, but global and affects each of us. Why? Because climate change is happening because of the human race and everyone is contributing. We live in the city with a lot of chemical plants, so we know better than anyone about the consequences of such actions and experience their influence. So, we really want to change that. To change the world you need to set in order first! Without solving this question, we will destroy nature, everything around, even ourselves. Our school is one of the leading Zero Waste movement in the region. We have already carried out such actions as picking garbage in the city, planting trees and installing special sorting bins in our school, which are accessible to all citizens. We also care for the younger generations, teach them how to reduce our harmful impact on the planet, tell them about environmental values, because we understand that our future depends on the youth!
We were very excited to get to work on the climate change project. In the first sessions of this project we got to know more a bout the Mondo school network and the countries included in the project.
Then in the following sessions we learned more about climate change: what causes it and what are the consequences of it worldwide.
We also had some sessions about creative writing where we learned to tell our life stories. Then we got to know some tips and tricks how to turn a story into a short film just by using our smartphones.