Responding to the global imperative of addressing climate change and its effects on the environment, Ghanata Senior High School has taken a proactive step by inaugurating the EcoClub 360. This initiative aims to equip students with the tools and knowledge to confront the climate crisis on a local level, contributing to the fulfillment of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13.
Mrs. Alberta Grace Agyei, the Assistant Headmistress in charge of Administration at Ghanata Senior High School, highlighted the urgency of climate change as a pressing issue on the global stage. She emphasized that the EcoClub 360 aligns with the school’s commitment to empower students with skills to combat this challenge, positioning Ghanata SHS as a leader in these efforts.
Prof. Mawuli Dzodzomenyo, the steering committee chairman for EcoClub 360, explained that the initiative is designed to inspire youth to take collective action on climate change, environmental pollution, and biodiversity. Recognizing young people as future leaders, he stressed that their activism can drive positive change for years to come.
Madam Harriet Lomotey, the Shai Osudoku District Director of Education, expressed the district’s endorsement of the EcoClub 360 initiative. She noted its importance in raising awareness about the escalating environmental challenges caused by climate change and the subsequent environmental degradation. Lomotey emphasized that nurturing young minds to embrace positive climate actions will foster change within communities, as these students become agents of change in their localities.
Patience Ahiabor, the Founder of EcoClub 360, underscored the critical role of the environment in maintaining ecosystem health and balance. She highlighted the swift degradation caused by factors like deforestation, pollution, and unregulated mining. Ahiabor cited the vulnerability of future generations to climate change’s impacts, as recognized by experts. This concern served as the inspiration for establishing EcoClub 360.
EcoClub 360, a transformative environmental NGO, aims to empower students in secondary and basic schools across Ghana and Africa with the knowledge and skills to undertake responsible environmental activities and projects. The initiative aligns closely with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13, reinforcing the urgent need for climate action and environmental stewardship.