We’re ready for the second cycle of the Climate Literacy and Action Project (CLAP), an initiative led by The Sustainability Hub that’s set to make a lasting impact on climate change in Nigeria. From May to November 2023, we’re joining forces with 10 government schools in Abuja, thanks to the generous support of USAID through the YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa, Accra’s Alumni Community Engagement Fund.
Our mission is simple yet powerful: empower teachers and students to become agents of change by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and resources to tackle climate challenges head-on. Through a dynamic blend of climate literacy sessions, immersive school climate action projects, and inspiring teachers’ workshops, CLAP will infuse climate education into every facet of school life.
What can you expect from this game-changing project? By the end of our journey, we aim to empower 50 passionate teachers who will lead the charge in educating their students. And speaking of students, at least 600 of them will gain a deep understanding of climate change through innovative and engaging approaches. But we’re not stopping there—CLAP will introduce them to the thrilling world of green careers, igniting a spark that will drive them to make a positive impact in their communities.
But it doesn’t end within the school walls. We’re firm believers in the ripple effect of change, which is why CLAP will inspire and empower students to take their newfound knowledge and skills beyond the classroom. Together, we’ll implement eco-friendly projects in schools and local communities, creating sustainable practices that will reverberate far and wide.
At The Sustainability Hub, we’re not just making a difference on the ground; we’re also shaping policies for a greener future. Our project report, backed by solid evidence and research, will be a rallying cry to include climate education in the Nigerian school curriculum. By advocating for change at the policy level, we’ll ensure that the impact of CLAP extends far beyond its duration, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.
Are you ready to join us on this remarkable journey? Stay tuned for updates as we embark on the second cycle of CLAP, forging a path towards a sustainable and resilient climate. Together, we can make a difference and create a brighter future for our planet.
Climate change is a pressing global issue which has the ability to impact all other forms of livelihood, irrespective of socio-economic class or age. Schools
particularly are a force to act for a better climate as education helps to understand and address the impacts of climate crisis, empowering learners with
the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to act as agents of change.
To this end, the Climate Literacy and Action Project (CLAP) both teachers and students with resources and knowledge to take positive actions for the climate.
Nominated by the Schools’ Resource Centre (SRC) in October 2021 to be a beneficiary of the Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transitions project. Through the project, we involved students in climate education from the energy and lifestyle perspective using resources developed by the Commonwealth Secretariat. Having the lessons and subsequent discussions with the students brought up important discussions that were hitherto not deeply discussed with children. It has inspired them to take positive action for the climate which we hope they develop further as they grow.