Hundreds of thousands of children and young people are walking out of lessons around the world on Friday as the school strike movement continues to snowball.
Climate strikes were planned in more than 1,600 cities in more than 125 countries. Organizers say the number of young people taking part is set to top the 1.6 million people who participated in the global day of strikes in March 15th, 2019.
The global campaign – inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg – comes amid increasing concern about the unfolding climate crisis, especially among young people.
Break-Free Plastic Movement Nigeria in collaboration with Arewa Youth trust foundation with support from Mother Earth Project organized such a strike in Zaria involving staff, students and management of Maude International School, Zaria. The strike involves sensitization campaign, walk and demonstrations, tree planting and parachute art for climate.
During the sensitization, the deputy country coordinator, Nigeria, Break-Free Plastic Movement Miss. Sakinat Bello urge the students and is informing the government and our policy makers that “”The More they cut down the trees, the more we plant them because if they are ready, we aren’t ready to afford failing the next generation, thus, we have to take climate action.”
Moreover, the Country coordinator also while sensitizing the students on the need to shun the side of single used plastics showcased the dangers we are facing as a result of our negligence and embracement of single used plastics which contributed to the heightened level of extinction of living organisms in which about two hundred different species go extinct every blessed day which is about 10,000 times higher than normal and thus iterated that ” Plastics are more of a disaster to human kind than civilization, the straws, the polyethylene bags, the single used plastics bottles aren’t actually a blessing to human kind but a course in disguise” and further urge the students to shun the use of single used plastics and adopt the use of an alternative.
The executive Director, Arewa Youth trust foundation Amb. Fahad Ahmed Chikaji in his closing remark for the sensitization session urges the staff, students and management of Maude international School to actively transform their life styles for a better environment and urge them to nurture the trees with the knowledge of tree nurturing provided to the climate hub generated by Break-Free Plastic Movement in the school.
The Proprietor of Maude international School in his Thanksgiving remark appreciates the leadership and members of Break-Free Plastic Movement Nigeria and pledge to support the cause thereby calling on the mother Earth project to support the organization more in order make climate action and mitigation of climate change a reality.