Kenya and Ireland Eco-Schools team up to promote Climate Education

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Kenya Organisation for Environmental Education and An Taisce are partnering to promote the Climate Ambassadors Exchange Programme involving 11 Eco-schools in Kenya and 11 Green Schools in Ireland.

The initiative goal is to enhance exchange of knowledge and experiences around climate change, its impacts as well as cultural experiences exchanges and other issues across the schools in both countries. Each Eco-school in Kenya has been twinned with one Green School in Ireland who communicate online. The schools are exploring opportunities to raise funds to support and expand the activities.

As a part of the exchange, Eco-schools Kenya hosted Gary Tyrrell, Climate Action Officer and Climate Ambassador Volunteer from An Taisce Environmental Education Unit between 8th and 12th July 2019 who visited 5 schools.

The visit was so inspiring with schools showcasing a wide range of climate action initiatives they have put in place to promote adaptation and mitigation to climate change. The stay also provided Gary with the opportunity to donate money he had fund raised individually to some of the schools visited.

Great news from two distant but very close countries. Partnerships are key for sustainable development and this onwe betwenn Kenya and Ireland show ohw much we can learn one from the other.

As a famous proverb says “if you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together”.