Little Hands Go Green last Friday in partnership with Rainbow International School Uganda (RISU) successfully hosted the third annual International Children’s Climate Change Conference (ICCCC) at their campus in Kansanga.
The conference attended by over 500 students run under the theme: “when water slows trees die”.
Students engaged in debate competitions on how climate change is becoming a problem in the country.
They presented measures on how to curb global warming and maintain nature by giving ideas on how to tackle climate change problems.
Speaker from speaker brought issues of climate change and environmental conservation closer to Ugandan youth in order to create awareness at an early age.
Joseph Masembe, the CEO of Little Hands Go Green said the only way to save the environment is through such activities.
“The young generation are our future. We must create love for nature in them to help them encourage and inspire others.”
Drashna Kotecha, the Director of Rainbow said: “We must make sure that the environment is protected and preserved to have proper living. A conference like this grooms the young on the importance of nature.”
He added: “That is why we as Midland Group of Companies joined Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green. We shall support you as long as we can.”
The event comes at a time environmental degradation has reached alarming levels posing a real threat not only to the existence of flora and fauna but also to the very existence and substance of human life.
In Uganda, over the years, there has been prolonged drought, El-Nino rains, landslides and other effects of climate change brought about by man’s activities such as charcoal burning, clearing of forests and wetlands.
Children were thus engaged in tree planting as a sign of preserving the environment.
Rainbow International School Uganda (RISU) director, Drashna Kotecha handed over a dummy cheque of Shs10m to buy tree seedlings that will be distributed across the country.
Vivo Energy Uganda, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), National Forestry Authority (NFA) and NBS Television were also part of the event as sponsors.