Today we can introduce students from Kongo Junior High School from Nabdam district in Ghana.
In this video students from Kongo JHS introduce themselves and share their ideas about climate change. In Kongo community the biggest problems caused by climate change are extreme heat, land degradation and unpredictable rainfall. As a result of bush burning and wood logging many trees in the area have been destroyed which makes the situation with climate change even more difficult.
Kongo JHS students had a great first workshop on climate change and are eager to learn more. 🙂
Fatima Zahra primary school of ADVS is situated in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. This school has around 280 students. The girls who are participating in the climate change project are 15 students from Fatima Zahra school who are currently studying here. They are aged 14 to 15 years old and live at the Hada internally displaced persons’ camp which is located near the school.
The students feel that climate change is a highly important issue for them because extreme weather instances impact the lives of people living in the IDP camp very much. For example dirty lakes and water pollution around the school makes it difficult to get clean water. At the camp, burning coal in winter season for heating the rooms is a big problem for air quality and extreme weather and increasing temperatures in the summer are impacting the lives of people more and more.
The students in the group had their first sessions of Climate Change and Us project where they got to know more about the harmful effects of climate change. They are eager to learn more about it and start collecting stories from their community.
Here is a video of Dispat Alambe’s day in East Mumias area, Kenya. Dispat is a 13-year-old boy who lives with his grandmother. He is a very good student and his favourite subject in school is maths, in his free time he likes to play football and study.
Music by Dungwa Sindano Rev: Charles Jangalason
Videos filmed by Panagiota Afaloniati and edited by Triinu Tulva.
This school year 2018/19 the school linking focus is on the everyday life of children/youth in different countries. For this we collected short videos with our volunteers’ help in Estonia, Ukraine, Ghana and Uganda.
Short video is taken with a camera or a cell phone.
Check here how Oskar and Eva – Maria start their morning and find out what other activities they do during the schoolday in Estonia!