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.
Man’s Activities specifically economic activities like cultivation, industrialization has destroyed our climate. An if something is not done to restore nature and strike a balance between Industrialization and Climate Change, Earth will end up in ruins, the last part where the aliens come and are not happy with MAN is simply because they found a wasteland instead of home they expected to find. In short the video tells us we have already done enough damage and as such we need to do something about it before we lose our planet to effects of climate change created by ourselves
We are students from Rwamwanja BTVET Centre, Uganda. Our school is located in western Uganda and we are about 250 students both male and female ,Refugees and host communities. We are studying hands on skills in different courses such as AVET (Agriculture Vocational Education Training), Hairdressing, Tailoring, Mechanics, Blacksmith and Sandal making plus Computer skills. Our school is within Rwamwanja refugee camp where climate change has become a big challenge to us and natives at large. The weather condition in this place has totally changed in this case, we have been receiving rainfall in early February but now we are receiving little in late March. This is a very big problem because the biggest percentage of Us rely on Agricultural activities. Now it is high time as young students to focus on climate change and its effects, so that we learn about climate in and what we can do to help mitigate its negative effects.
We are happy and excited to participate in this project because climate change affects our daily life regardless of everyone’s status of living. We shall do whatever is possible to collect different stories on climate change and how it affects the people in the community, and there we shall come up with ideas on how we can control these negative effects of climate change.
Together with the community we can make the world a better place for mankind by creating a very strong awareness of our environment and controlling the activities that lead to negative climate change in the world.
Below are some of the negative effects of climate change that are affecting us as a community and individuals.
Last year 2020, there was a shortage of rain and as a result, farmers’ crops were severely depleted, so food was very expensive,
Farmers even now do not know the best time to plant crops, because the summer has changed its course,
Cutting down trees for firewood reduces rainfall,
Climate change leads to poor infrastructure development Such as roads, houses and hospitals, especially during rainy season,
Climate have led to famine outbreak especially in mountainous area which have led to death of many peoples and animals leading to low population.
Students Discussing their Climate and Us Topics as a group after the first session of the project (Group Two)
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. 🙂
We are students from Tamsalu Gymnasium, Estonia. Our school is located in northeastern Estonia and has about 400 students. We study global education where we learn about global problems including climate change. Our sister school is Eubere High School in Kenya. We have focused on climate change in our video and are interested in learning more about Kenya’s and other countries’ viewpoints on this subject. We believe that people should talk about climate change to make others aware of the severity of this issue. We must take care of our planet while we are still young and able to do so as we have to live here for the rest of our lives. We also have to protect the planet for the sake of younger generations who will live here one day. Everybody has the responsibility of keeping Earth alive.
Since the beginning of year 2021 we have been working hard to start the activities for our new school network project called “Climate Change and Us”. Young people from Estonia, Afghanistan, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Ukraine will be looking into how climate change affects them and their communities. We will collect stories about climate change, learn about storytelling and video editing and share these stories with our peers from other countries. Learning about the effects of climate change on the world will help us take action against it together.
So let’s start learning and sharing what we know with others. We’re all excited to get to know each other better. 🙂