Green Schools initiative

PELUM, a non-governmental organization, was a co-sponsor and an active participant in the launch of the Green Schools Initiative held in Motshane, situated in the Hhohho district of Eswatini. The initiative is a major step towards creating awareness and mobilizing action on environmental issues among the youth. It primarily seeks to empower students with knowledge and skills to tackle the challenges posed by climate change, while simultaneously fostering innovation in finding lasting solutions.

Fig: 1.1. Some of the stakeholders during the proceedings.

The event, which was attended by over 700 students from different organizations, featured a range of activities designed to inspire and motivate the young participants. The day began with an educational session on environmental issues, which included presentations on climate change, conservation of natural resources, and plastic waste management.

Fig: 1.2. Motjane Primary School at their allocated area.

The exhibition segment provided an opportunity for students to showcase their ideas and innovative solutions aimed at tackling environmental challenges. It was a significant platform for the students to share their ideas and receive feedback from experts in the field.

The event also featured environmental-centered entertainment by the students, which was both educative and entertaining. The performances showcased the creativity of the students in addressing environmental issues, and it was a joy to witness the enthusiasm and passion of the students.

Overall, the Green Schools Initiative launch was a resounding success, and PELUM was proud to be part of it. The event was a testament to the importance of collaboration in driving positive change for our planet, and it was inspiring to see how the youth are committed to creating a sustainable future.