Teens for Climate Action (Tee4CA) is a project aim to educate secondary school students about Climate Change and the need to take firm action against it. This project will cover 6 secondary schools in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria within 12 months (March, 2020 – February, 2021).
Current Climate Change realities around the world is tangible enough for anyone who have ears to hear, eyes to see and body to feel. The trends are seen everywhere; from increase in surface air temperature to uneven seasonal variation in rainfall. Hotter and drier conditions will likely exacerbate the frequency of extreme climate crisis, such as sand and dust storms, flood, droughts and heat waves. This will have serious bearing effect on agricultural production, particularly rain-fed agriculture and seasonal farming. The result will increase the extreme hunger already felt around world as it will have direct negative effects on food security and income streams. Unless timely and integrated adaptation and mitigation interventions are implemented, these negative impacts are likely to jeopardize hard-won development progress across multiple sectors in countries that have already suffered setbacks due to conflict. Unfortunately, children, women and the disables are at the receiving end of the effect of Climate Change. It is for these reasons this project is facing secondary school students to educate and empower them to take action.
We hope to achieve the following goals on the completion of this project:
• Develop Climate Change capacities in secondary schools students;
• Empower student to carry out Climate Action advocacy;
• Address Climate Change impacts through a sustainable development approach;
• Influence them to take action for the protection of their future;
• Develop local approaches to advocate against practices that enhance climate change.
• To educate secondary school students on what Climate Change is and the danger associated with it;
• To teach them sustainable approaches to addressing Climate Change challenges;
• To increase confidence among them to take action;
• To prepare them for a peer-to-peer knowledge transfer;
• To present them with the opportunity to contribute to solving global challenges