Climate Action Africa Launches Initiative for Children

Climate Action Africa (CAA) has launched the Climate Stories 4 Kids project to educate children and young adults on the impact of climate change on the African continent.

Development Diaries reports that the innovative audio-visual series is designed for adolescents and young adults across Africa to create awareness of the possible actionable solutions they can adopt to protect their communities and advocate for a sustainable future.

The project seeks to reach a minimum of one million young people, with a cumulative audience reach of 100 million over the next five years.

Africa remains the least contributor to the greenhouse emissions that have been the trigger for the climate crisis, yet it continues to suffer some of the most devastating impacts of climate change.

The future of 650 million children across Africa is already at risk as they continue to live with the realities of the climate crisis on a daily basis.

According to CAA, Climate Stories 4 Kids will engage and empower Africa’s next generation through captivating fictional storylines that blend with real-life environmental issues.

‘Our children are the future stewards of this planet. When we make climate education exciting and accessible, we empower them to take charge of their environmental destiny and become advocates for change. That is exactly what we are doing’, CAA’s Executive Director, Grace Oluchi, said in a statement.

‘We call on governments, NGOs, and businesses across the continent to collaborate with us in this important endeavour and ensure that our youths are equipped with the knowledge and motivation needed to address the pressing issue of climate change’.

CAA hopes to air the series on radio and TV stations and produce a total of 100 episodes over the next five years.

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