WaterAid in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Climate Change and Federal Directorate of Education start Clean Green School Program (CGSP) and appoint Peer Ahmed Shah as Brand Ambassador of this program.
Pakistan is among the top 10 of such countries who are most affected by climate change. More serious and widespread consequences of climate change are likely to arise during our children’s lifetimes.
CGSP aims at focusing on action based learning at schools on climate literacy and environmental education in creative and meaningful ways. The students are learning behaviors and skills to reduce their environmental footprint, actively promote and encourage environmentally-friendly practices and preparing to minimize the risks at the time of disaster or emergencies through this initiative.
The CGSP includes implementing its themes through students into the 423 schools and colleges under FDE in ICT territory.
Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Amin Aslam speaking on the occasion that 65 per cent of the population of Pakistan is the youth that will bring change in the country and make Pakistan clean and green”.
He further added “I am proud that we have started Clean Green clubs in 423 schools of Islamabad. We will be taking this to 30,000 more schools across Pakistan”.
Country Director WaterAid Pakistan Siddiq Ahmed Khan said that the school program offers an opportunity to create a model to be replicated by the government and private education systems/ institutions across Pakistan benefiting 50 million school students in the country.
He further said “With the fast changing world along with human and climate change challenges faced globally and in Pakistan specifically, the CGPM is to become a real national movement with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders including educational institutions”.