Atlantic Rising Crew Arrives In The Smiling Coast

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Atlantic Rising, an organisation that aims to raise awareness on climate change and its implications comprising two young Scottish: Tim Bromfield Founder and Lynn Morris, Co-founder recently arrived in The Gambia after driving from Scotland, France, Spain, Morocco, Senegal and then The Gambia for a three-day visit. 

In a chat with the Point during a courtesy call, the Co-founder of Atlantic Rising, Lynn Morris told our reporter of their mission, which she said, was to introduce their international network of climate change to Gambian students.

According to her, children in the UK understand the signs of climate change but do not see the effects.

She stated that they want the students of The Gambia to also know something about climate change by introducing the network in The Gambia, saying they have identified two schools in The Gambia, namely  Marina International and Gunjur Upper Basic School.

According to the young Scottish, they will be doing some sensitisation campaign in schools and visit projects that are working on climate change in The Gambia.

She told our reporter that their journey is about 32, 000 km and will end in Brazil from the northern coast of the American to Canada, adding that they had started the journey on 1st August 2009.

Lynn noted that they spoke with children and school authorities about their visit, while hoping that selected schools will find it useful to communicate with their counterparts aboard.

From here, they will proceed to Ghana, and later to Brazil. They are expected to arrive in Canada in October 2010.

For any information about the Rising Stars login: www.atlanticrising.org.

Author: Sainey Marenah