UNESCO’s objective is to use education, science, culture, communication, and information to contribute to the creation of a culture of peace, poverty eradication, sustainable development, and intercultural dialogue.
The Ghana Commission for UNESCO, in collaboration with Clubs for UNESCO namely; Accra College of Education (AcCE) and ATTC (Accra Technical Training Centre), planted 20 seedlings on June 11, 2021 to support the green Ghana project, as part of the Commission’s contribution towards Ghana’s tree planting exercise last year. Having seen the success of the activity, on June 11,2022, the Ghana Commission for UNESCO embarked on a tree-planting exercise at AcCE, ATTC, Ring Road East One Basic and AcCE Demonstration School which are ASPnet and Clubs for UNESCO institutions.
Students and administrators were enthusiastic to participate in the afforestation exercise to provide seedlings in areas where there were no trees. The Commission took part in the National tree planting exercise on June 10, 2022, with the theme “Mobilizing for a Greener Future,” as part of a drive to promote SDG objective 13. The Commission’s project not only provides great education to students, but it also teaches them about climate change through practical activities that inform them about the benefits of planting more trees and the patience required to care for these seedlings until they are fully developed.
Flamboyant, rain tree, Acacia, tree of life, orange, coconut and virtual pine were among the 120 seedlings provided to the Commission by the Forestry Commission.
The team hopes to follow up on the seedlings planted to ensure that each seedling receives the best possible care and that these clubs participate in additional activities offered by the Ghana Commission for UNESCO.