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PRESS RELEASE: Kampala International School To Host Climate Change Conference

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Earth Day celebrated on 22nd of April worldwide will see Children converge to express their views and discuss solutions to climate Change at the International Children’s Climate Change Conference to be hosted by Kampala International School Uganda.

This conference is organized by Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green a civil society organization that advocates for environment conservation among children. The theme of this year’s conference is “Environmental and Climate Literacy”

The conference is expected to attract 300 child delegates from over 40 top schools in Uganda including 4 top International schools based in Uganda. These children will be representing the different nationalities and will see children discuss and debate environmental issues with each representative school given time to present its thoughts
on the theme of the conference.

We are glad to be joined this year by a 15 child delegation from top Rwanda schools to present the country’s efforts in conserving and protecting the environment.

“Children hold a very vital position in our society as need to be given audience so as to understand and appreciate their existence. To showcase the efforts of Ugandan Children in planting trees is the first step in showing ownership of our environment. This new form of environmental responsibility and leadership in the fight against climate change using the drive and ambition of children to commandeer a sense of pride.” Mr Joseph Masembe the executive director Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green said.

The purpose of the conference is:

· To give platform to the thoughts and views of the Children on climate change.

· To bring environmental conservation education to the forefront of this war on
climate change.

· To instill a sense of environmental stewardship among the children

· To showcase the efforts of Ugandan Children in planting trees as the first step inshowing ownership of our environment.

· To showcase our new form of environmental responsibility and leadership in the fight against climate change using the drive and ambition of children.

Kampala International School Uganda is the host school for this year’s conference. The school has gone at lengths to instill a sense of environmental appreciation to their pupils through school work. Pupils are engaged in activities like art, poetry, exhibitions and school tours that help them appreciate the environment the live in and learn the importance of conserving it in different ways including tree planting.

Symbolic fruit trees will be planted as part of the “Child Citizen” drive of the organization that gives chance to the children to take it upon themselves the first initiative of conserving the environment they live in.

This year’s conference is organized in partnership with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), My Kid is a Superstar, the Earth Network and NBS Television.