Opolo Global Innovation, a foremost global social enterprise incorporated in Nigeria and Canada, is set to take climate change and sustainability education to 4 different schools across the Southwest States in Nigeria. This was contained in a statement released by Opolo’s Head of Special Projects, Deji Ajani in Lagos.
According to Deji, the programme, with the theme Eco4Eco (Ecobank for Eco-friendliness) is a climate and sustainability literacy awareness programme designed to promote sustainable environmental practices among secondary school education stakeholders, especially students in Nigeria. Our primary objectives are to provide comprehensive climate change education; foster a sense of responsibility for sustainability; and create a scalable model for climate education. We aim to make climate and sustainability education accessible and engaging for students, covering topics from the science of climate change to actionable steps for addressing it.
He also said this year’s programme is supported by Ecobank and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). He noted that the partnership is facilitated by their collective commitment to environmental sustainability. He said “we recognize the urgent need for climate education, and our supporters’ dedication to corporate social responsibility which aligns perfectly with our vision. This partnership allows us to leverage our combined resources and expertise to make a significant impact on climate and sustainability landscape.”
He further noted that the significance of this collaboration cannot be overstated, especially as the world races to achieve the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. He averred that the choice of the theme is a confirmation of Opolo Global’s recognition that education and awareness are essential components of the global effort. He said the Eco4Eco theme aligns perfectly with the goals of Agenda 2030, particularly Goal 4 (Quality Education) and Goal 13 (Climate Action).
“Eco4Eco represents a shared vision for a brighter, more sustainable future, where education and environmental awareness are at the forefront of change. As we take our first steps on this transformative journey, we invite corporate entities, government, schools, parents, students, and communities across the globe to join us in creating a greener tomorrow”, he concluded.
The Green Champions Programme would take place across four cities, including Ibadan, Ife, Lagos, and Osogbo, in October 2023.