Little Hands Go Green unveiled its sponsorship with Midland group of Companies for the third year international children’s climate change conference scheduled for 22nd April 2016.
Little Hands Go Green will be hosting over 500 children from different schools at the International children’s Climate Conference, and the conference will take place at Rainbow International School in Kampala.
Speaking at the press conference on Saturday, Joseph Masembe, the chief executive officer of Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green explained why they are targeting children. “My kid is a superstar” festival, it was simply a fun-filled festival where children enjoyed their biggest party ever. However, as the children bounced and jumped at Kololo airstrip (the only huge green ground in the city), Masembe noticed their demands were more than just bouncing castles.
We came up with a concept of “Little Hands Go Green” by using children’s to plant trees for the future generation. Masembe added.
The Midland sponsorship comes at a time when global warming and climate change continue to deteriorate and pose a real threat to the only existence of flora and fauna. Uganda over the years has been witnessing prolonged drought, El-nino rains, landslides and other effects of climate changes brought about man’s activities such as charcoal burning, clearing of forests and wetlands.
Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green believes that involving children in salvaging the situation is a formula that works going by the results they had in the past years they have worked with children.
This year’s theme for the conference is “when water slows, trees die” and the conference is aimed at enabling the children understand the causes of, effects and impacts of climate changes in Uganda and how water forms an important component of environment required for plant growth tied to agriculture and food security.
Mrs. Drashna Kotecha the Director of Rainbow International School and Midland Group, told journalists of how parents and stuff have been participating in charity swim event dubbed “Swim for Trees” and this year two they have organized “Swimathon” with Uganda Little Hands go Green to officially launch the conference and the money that will be collected from swimathon will be used to purchase fruits trees seedlings for planting at the conference.
Our partnership with little hands go green aims at promoting environmental conservation among primary school children, she added.
Masembe finally urged Ugandans to seek and create a patriotic culture of “Our Environment, Our Future and Our Future, Our Responsibility” by creating a mass hysteria about tree planting by children both at school and at home.