Planet Earth launches wetland environment club

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The national director of Rescue Mission Planet Earth, a civil society initiative in North Bank Region, Buramanding Solo Kinteh, has lauded the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education for the support in building and creating awareness among students on regeneration of lost forest cover.

The director was speaking on Thursday at the launching of Wetland Environmental Club consisting of students of various Arabic, basic cycle and senior secondary schools in Lower Badibou District of North Bank Region.  The launching was held at the Regional Education Directorate in Kerewan.

Mr Kinteh said the organisation aims to complement the government by contributing to the enhancement of wetland areas in Lower Badibou District.  It would work with stakeholders in the conservation and restoration of biodiversity.

He said the organisation is also committed to promoting mangrove planting and solar cookers as a way of mitigating the effects of climate change and the restoration of soil cover and vegetation.

He commended Global Environment Fund Small Grant Fund for funding Rescue Mission Planet Earth project dubbed ‘Green Lower Badibou Ecosystem to enhance biodiversity management’ (GLOBEL).

Fabala Sighateh, principal education officer for Region 3, lauded Rescue Mission for complementing the efforts of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in strengthening the teaching of environmental issues in schools.

He said the launching of Wetland Environmental Club would go a long way in impacting knowledge in school children and the communities.

Mr Sighateh assured of regional education office’s continued support to the initiative. 

Author: Yai Dibba