EU-STREIT observes World Environment Day 2021 with rural students from Sepik and fish farmers from the interior.
Contributing to global awareness-raising efforts on World Environment Day, the FAO-led EU-STREIT program organized an event for rural high school students in Yangoru Saussia District, East Sepik Province.
The event highlighted the values ââof nature, examining the damage caused by human activities to natural resources and equipping the younger generations with knowledge and insight to take responsibility for restoring the ecosystem.
EU-STREIT Program Coordinator Dr Xuebing Sun explained the grim state of the global ecosystem due to pollution and other human activities and the need to rehabilitate it for the next century.
The occasion coincides with the first continental fish farming training held during the week. 15 local farmers also joined in to observe the celebrations.
School principal Lucy Gavalalu Silum in her speech encourages students to reimagine and recreate to repair damage to the ecosystem, such as polluting rivers and cutting down trees in their hamlets or respective villages.
The highlight of the day was a quiz session on the ecosystem of the planets and other important issues related to the environment and sustainable living, in which students confidently ride on stage to answer questions and receive the EU-STREIT gift bag.