Mugisha Moses, Kampala Uganda
The East African Green Entrepreneurship fellowship (EAGEF) orientation started last week with visits to East High School and St Peters SS Nsambya. The fellows who are part of the bigger Entrepreneurship classes in their respective schools were elected by their fellow students to represent them and spearhead school based student led climate education initiatives.
“Am very happy to be one of the fellows and I will use this opportunity to ensure that our school and i benefit from this initiative” said Muganzi Micheal one of the fellows from St Peters SS Nsambya.
The EAGEF is a project by myclimate climate education that will this year run in a total of five schools where five students will be chosen to learn about green entrepreneurship and green jobs from local green businesses as a wider campaign of climate education.
With unemployment rate of more than 80% in young people below 30 years, Uganda also face the harsh reality of having one of the world’s youngest population of 73% between the ages of 15-24 years. Therefore the EAGEF is designed not only to create awareness on climate change but also to show the advantages that accrue from fighting GHG emissions.
Besides leading their respective schools in the climate friendly contest, the fellows are charged with holding a school based event where they shall demonstrate student-led climate leadership.
The orientation in the coming weeks shall continue in the rest of the schools. These include Mbogo Mixed SS, Mbogo Girls SS and Kibuli SS. Photos and videos from the visits can be found on our facebook page on www.hotstuffclimatenet.com/facebook. Watch this space.