As the world grapples with the effects of climate change, the need for action has never been more urgent.
Prosper Kenya Youth Foundation (PKYF) in conjunction with the International Republican Institute IRR, Greening Mua Environmental Initiative and the Blue Economy Youth International held a community engagement and a tree planting event in Mua, Machakos County on Friday, May 12th.
The event is part of the wider campaign, “Youth for Climate Action Machakos,” that hopes to reach all the 9 sub Counties of Machakos aiming to mobilize young people to take action against climate change in the County.
“We are thrilled to report that the event was a huge success! Dozens of young people turned up to participate, and together we planted over 100 trees. The trees will not only help to mitigate the effects of climate change but also provide important ecosystem services, such as air purification, soil conservation, and water regulation.” Mercy John, The Project Lead said.
During the event, the team also hosted a talk on Climate Change and youth public participation, which highlighted the crucial role that young people can play in shaping policies and decisions that affect their lives and the environment.
“The success of this event is a testament to the power of youth-led initiatives and community partnerships. It is also a clear indication that young people are ready and willing to take action against climate change. As we move forward with our campaign, we hope to continue mobilizing more young people to take action and contribute to a more sustainable future.” Mike Odero, the Project Monitoring Evaluation added.
“We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who made this event possible, including our partners at Greening Mua Environmental Initiative, Blue Economy Youth International and the support of the International Republican Institute (IRI), and all the young people who came out to participate. Together, we can make a real difference in the fight against climate change.” Dominic Kilonzo, Executive Director, Prosper Kenya Youth Foundation said.