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webSURUDEV Executive Director Kari Jackson addressing students on climate change

It was a lot of pomp and pageantry yesterday, May 18, 2016 at Government High School Nsongwa as over 500 students from four different schools came together to partake in SURUDEV’s annual Green School Competition. The slogan for this year’s celebration was dubbed ‘Champions for Climate Change’ with the overall intention being to increase the knowledge of young people on climate change and make them part of the adaptation struggle.

web 2Champions and other students/administration and SURUDEV stakeholders pose after event

Students aiming to be the overall champions took part in a quiz which tested their knowledge on different issues related to climate change, from causes to effects and mitigation/adaptation strategies. The students came from the host Institution, GHS Nsongwa, GBHS Bayelle, GBHS Banshie and GHS Atiela.

web 3 students brainstorm on different questions relating to climate change

At the end of the competition, the host institution, GHS Nsongwa emerged victorious scoring 10 on 15 in the climate change challenge quiz while GBHS bayelle was the runner up with 8 on 15.

web 4Overall Climate change champion receive prize from principal

The students were all given prizes ranging from books, hygiene and sanitation equipments to tshirts and sensitization materials. In addition SURUDEV handed the host school 100 ornamental trees which were planted around the campus of the school.

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SURUDEV Executive guides Principals as she plants trees