Story/Photos Geoffrey Buta, Ghana.
Inspired by participating the World Day to combat Desertification, students of the Kunbungu District Assembly local school have taken upon themselves to advocate for climate change in their respectivecommunities.
The celebration engaged a number of students, traditional rulers and community members at the kunbungu District Assembly in the Northern Region of Ghana.
In an interview with Abiba Alhassan a student who spoke on the impact of the celebration and the role they can educate their local people the effect of climate change on the community.
“From the little experience we the students have witness in this area of our community on the rapid change in land desertification and misuse of land, we need to stand up and advocate before it become a burden on us the future generations” she added.
The theme for the celebration was “Healthy soils sustain your life: Stop land degradation neutral”
The program was in collaboration with Ministry of Environmental, Science and Technology and Environmental Protection Agency and supported by Canadian International Development Agency.
The photograph depicts children with placards which have inscriptions like “conserve the soil for sustainable development, say no to desertification, and say no to poverty and suffering”.
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