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Friday, December 4, 2020

Local initiative launches wetland environment club in NBR

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Maimuna Sey-Jawo The National Director of Rescue Mission Planet Earth a Civil Society Initiative, Buramanding Solo Kinteh, has lauded the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education for the support in building and creating awareness among students on regeneration of lost forest cover. The director was speaking on Thursday at the launching of Wetland Environmental Club for students in Arabic, Basic Cycle and Senior Secondary Schools of Lower Baddibou district. The launching was held at Regional Education Directorate in Kerewan in NBR. He noted that the organization aims to complement government’s efforts by contributing to enhance wetland areas in Lower Baddibou district restored and stakeholders’ participation in conservation and restoration of biodiversity enhanced. Kinteh said promoting mangrove planting and solar cookers is key on the organization, noting that it would contribute to mitigate the effects of climate change and contribute to the restoration of soil cover and vegetation. Rescue Mission Planet Earth director commended GEF under the Small Grant Fund for funding project dubbed Green of Lower Baddibou Ecosystem to enhance biodiversity Management (GLOBEL). He called on the schools to be vigilant in creating more awareness on environmental issues to sustain forest cover. Fabala Sighateh Principal Education Officer for Region 3 lauded Rescue Mission Planet Earth a Civil Society Initiative in complementing the efforts of Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in strengthening the teaching of environmental issues in schools. He said the launching of Wetland Environmental Club in schools would go a long way in imparting knowledge on school children and the communities. PEO Sighateh assured regional education office’s continuous support to the initiative. He lauded the Department of Parks and Wildlife for their invaluable support to the realization of sustainable environmental protection and management.]]>

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