Promoting children’s participation in protecting the environment for sustainable peace

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In a one day lecture by (Youth for peace Initiative) in kaduna North western Nigeria organize by the team leader Ahmed Yakubu with the Theme of the Event;” Planting the seed of Happiness 2020”

The Organizer Ahmed says, Involving children’s participation in the fight against Global warming, desertification, deforestation , and environmental degradation that is affecting lives of human, animals and living organism in the environment is the best way to handle the situation in view of the fact that youth are the future leader of the country.

He note ,Every child has the right to grow up in a safe environment, to lead a healthy life and develop positive future prospects. Unfortunately this fundamental right of children to a healthy environment is today being violated a million times over: owing to environmental deg-radation and the exploitation of nature, countless children have no access to clean drinking water or to safe food.

According to him, Many children suffer under environ-mentally unacceptable living conditions and are constantly exposed to pollution harmful to health.

He pointed that , Education plays a fundamental role in the realisation of environment-related child rights and hence the need to raise more awareness to save lives of childrens and make the world a better place for them.

Ahmed stressed that , Young people can play an active role in protecting and improving the environment,
Engaging youth in organised effort to promote environmental sustainability has implications for youngsters themselves as well as for their communities. It is high time for youth to analyse their needs and decide what are their true priorities are.

Furthermore, They can make their homes, schools and youth organizations more environmentally friendly by adopting environmentally friendly practices, recycling of different materials as well as preserving resources such as water and electricity.

He says , Young people can play an active role in protecting and improving the environment. They can change their lifestyle and how it affects the environment.

They can make their homes, schools and youth organizations more environmentally friendly by adopting environmentally friendly practices, recycling of different materials as well as preserving resources such as water and electricity.

Engaging youth in environmental protection not only creates direct impact on changing youth behaviours and attitudes, but possibly influence their parents, relatives and parents.

The natural environment must be maintained and preserved for both present and future generations. The causes of environmental degradation must be addressed.

Engaging youth in environmental protection not only creates direct impact on changing youth behaviors and attitudes, but possibly influence their parents, relatives and families.

The nation’s youth have special responsibilities in relation to protection of the environment.

This is mainly due to the fact that young people have to live for an extended period with the deteriorating environment bequeathed by earlier generations and there are a lot of risks and health hazards involved in this.

Young people will be forced to engage in improvised and effective forms of action and activism; thereby generating effective responses to ecological challenges.

while calling on religious leaders,traditional title holder with various youth organization to join the campaign in their communities and Ghettos,

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