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BBYDI Launches Climate Flashcards to Aide Climate Education

The Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative on October 25, 2023 launched its climate flashcard as a tool to aiding climate education.

The launch, which happened at the workshop event of its climate education program in partnership with Tolulope Theresa Gbenro, a grantee of the Nigeria Youth Future Fund by Leap Africa.

The flash cards

The workshop which was held at dHub, in Tanke area, Ilorin, taught teachers from across twenty-four secondary schools in Kwara State and was attended to by representatives from the Kwara State Ministry of Environment.

Tolulope, during her welcome remarks emphasized the importance of tools like the flashcards and the importance of juvenile climate awareness.


“We are setting out to teach teachers how to teach their students about climate change,” said Latifat Odunuga, a PhD student of Community Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, California U.S.A, while giving her session on how teachers can break down concepts on climate change for their students.

Mr. Olasupo Abideen, the global director of BBYDI while launching the climate flashcards and ironing out the program framework for the project said the organizers would follow up with teachers over the next few months to guage success, collect reports, and share further opportunities.

Teachers also received their copies of the climate champion flashcards and shared ideas on how to adapt the project to the specific needs of their institutions.

“The end goal of this,” Abideen says, “is to ensure young children in the state are more aware of climate issues and low barrier mitigations they can act on.”

Attendees also asked questions around climate solutions and other challenges concerning waste disposal. Representatives from the state ministry of education were able to give response concerning the intricacies of waste disposal in the state and recommend implementation plans for the teachers.

“We need to collectively take action to improve the climate trajectory,” Mr Umar Yusuf, a representative of the Kwara State Ministry of Environment said.

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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