2000 Students Empowered to Tackle Climate Change in Ghana


The adverse impact of climate change on young people is increasingly evident. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) youth are disproportionately affected by disasters, environmental degradation, and the climate crisis through pollution, deadly diseases, and extreme weather events. As critical stakeholders, young people are vital in addressing the climate crisis due to their vulnerability.

To address this, EcoCare Ghana is implementing the Climate Generation Project in selected senior high schools in Ghana’s Transition Landscape. “The project aims to nurture young people to take climate action in their communities and schools, empowering them to become good environmental stewards,” explained Ms. Evelyn Addor, EcoCare Ghana’s Communication Officer. She made this known during workshops organized for first-year students of Techiman, Asuosu Community, and Namong Senior High Schools, respectively. The workshops dubbed “Revamping Climate Generation Clubs” was organized to introduce first year students to the Climate Generation project and invite them to join their respective School Clubs.  In total about 2000 student were reached. The Project aims to foster a deeper understanding of environmental conservation and sustainability, encouraging students to take climate action.

Ms Addor addressing students at Namong Sen. High Sch.

Ms. Addor emphasized that the Climate Generation Clubs will provide members with leadership skills and opportunities to participate in activities that address climate change. Ms. Vassileva Alorvor, EcoCare Ghana’s Campaigner, highlighted the causes, impacts, and solutions to climate change, stressing the significant risk to Ghana’s Transition Landscape, where farming is predominant. “If drastic measures are not taken now, the effects will be dire,” she warned, urging students to lead innovations, demand climate action from leaders, and adopt sustainable lifestyles.

Ms. A;orvor addressing Students at Techiman Sen. High School

Addressing students at the workshop in Asuosu Senior High School, Mr. Enoch Okyere, the Project Officer of EcoCare Ghana encouraged students to join the clubs and be part of the solution to climate change.  chool authorities expressed their appreciation for the engagement, which educated and inspired the youth to take part in environmental conservation and sustainability practices. Through the Climate Generation Project,

EcoCare Ghana aims to reach more young people, making them climate change champions in their communities. The project is being implemented with support from Gower Street Foundation