Programs

 

Environmental education and conservation in schools

 

The current society is living on the costs of future generations. Problems such as environmental degradation and climate change are threatening human lives. It is definitely time for a change and young people have to play a central role to save their own future. A major raise in awareness of young people to a more sustainable lifestyle can be done during their early education. Environmental Education and Conservation in Schools is vital to empowering and preparing the next generation to grow environmental consciousness while making them stewards of climate actions for a sustainable future of our society overall.

 

We Do GREEN is  spear-heading environmental education and conservation in Rwandan schools where it teaches school boys and girls about climate change, environmental protection, green entrepreneurship,tree planting with children and sustainability best practices at their early ages ; contributing to quality education while developing future climate activists. 

 

 

St Andre School

Byimana School

Camp Kigali School

 Nzove School

 Karama School

 Mukingi School

 Munini School

 Gahengeri School

 

 

Local communities engagement 

 

Background:

 

Mageragere is one of Sectors of Nyarugenge District in the Kigali City peri-urban areas, this region presents huge bare fields in need of ornamental greening and afforestation to create potentials carbon sink for the Kigali City population, industries and transportation sectors that could in turn result into a more cooled and green city while also making it a very attractive place for outing and touristic activities. Mageragere communities seem to be keen on sustainability best practices. However they still face some challenges including tailored capacity building programs and getting tree seedlings to plant in their fields and public reserved spaces.

 

Objectives and outcomes:

 

Addressing Climate change definitely requires a holistic approach at different levels with governments spearheading green growth and climate resilient strategies and policies, economic sectors decarbonizing for every penny profit, development partners mobilizing for required resources and dedicating their expertise and more specifically youth being much supported to engage local and grassroots communities. In doing so we could secure for a climate resilient and sustainable future of our society overall. It is within this scope while also drawing from Rwanda’s 2019-2020 tree planting season theme  trees for community livelihood”and with a goal for climate action towards achieving multiple environmental and socioeconomic benefits, We Do GREEN  in collaboration with 8 Billion Trees on January 25, 2020 has engaged Mageragere Sector-Nyarugenge District and Involved students from University of Rwanda and Kamatamu communities to carry out afforestation activity and plant 250 fruits and agroforestry trees. 

 

Kamatamu is one of the villages of Mageragere Sector of Nyarugenge District in Kigali City with 249 households and 1189 population living in the peri-urban settlement and highly dependable on agricultural activities with residents much keen on tree planting and sustainability best practices.

Youth as stewards of Conservation and fighting against climate crisis

 

Background

Youth can play a central role to save our devastating planet, however they still battle alone with limited resources and experience, If more youth-led initiatives can be supported , they can quickly grow their environmental consciousness, be able to carry out significant community impacts and become stewards of climate actions and can incredibly become sustainability roles models who will sustain our planet earth and inherit the livable place to our children, grandchildren and all generations to come.

Bugesera is one of districts of Eastern Province of Rwanda, being a peri-urban place; economic development  is highly accelerating with new industries,  urbanization coming in place and a new  international airport  being built, this imposes a need to a strategic green growth plan of this region, while a tree acts as a natural machine for carbon sequestration ,also other actions such as waste management, waste water treatment, clean energy and clean water will go along the way in new developments transition.

Objectives and outcomes:

 

We Do GREEN  has partnered with Bugesera District and International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) on March 3, 2020 involving 1000 delegates from different parts of the world and planted 400 ornamental trees in Bugesera with objectives to share Rwanda’s experience on fighting against climate change, youth involvement and green growth.

When grown these trees will be able to curb an equivalence of 6.8 MT Co2 each year while also achieving multiple ecological benefits.

 

Bugesera team

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