Happy New Year!!!
2017 was a good year for us at FADE Africa and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who was a part of our success story.
Here’s a recap of how the year went:
Forest Day: Interaction with students (March 21)
To commemorate the International day of forests, we put together an interactive session at the Garden of 75 trees developed by FADE in 2013 with selected students of Wahab Folawiyo High School. There was also the launch of a conservation club in the selected school.
Earth Day: Beach Cleanup (April 22)
FADE Africa and FABE International in collaboration with many other environmental ngos organized a day out at the beach to clean up and connect with nature's gifts.
World Environment Day 2017: ...With Nature (June 5)
FADE Africa joined the rest of the world in commemorating thus year’s World Environment Day (WED). WED is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action - under the theme “Connect with Nature”, last year’s activities invited students to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it.
We also partnered with FABE International Foundation to connect with nature on the 14th of June as over 100 students participated in their annual Green Challenge to commemorate WED with this year's event being tagged “Art4Nature”. The event was jointly organized with Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) and Lufasi Nature Park, where the event took place.
United Nations Environment Assembly 2017: Nov 26 - Dec 6
FADE Africa was ably represented at the Third United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA3) in Nairobi, Kenya. UNEA 3 saw a great development with the first ever ministerial declaration adopted on the Pollution. However, there were also lingering issues such as the budget for the UNEP headquarters, timeline of OECPR and the theme and schedule of next UNEA, that were put off for more deliberations in 2018.
FADE reps made submissions along-side other major groups like the UNEP MGCY for further youth inclusion in the UNEP processes and for the theme of the UNEA4 to be on Environmental Education.
Media Chat on Human Trafficking: Dec 27
After watching with outrage, the many news reports revealing the thousands of Africans held captive in Libya under deplorable conditions and being sold as slaves at auction markets, we decided to take action.
As a result, Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE) Africa organized a media chat on anti-trafficking/slavery in Africa. The media chat took place on the 27th of December, 2017 by 12 p.m at DIDI Museum, 175 Akin Adesola street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Garden of 75 Trees – Wahab Folawiyo High School, Ikoyi
In 2013, FADE Africa commemorated her founder’s 75th birthday with a tree planting exercise at Wahab Folawiyo High School in Ikoyi. The plan was to create a garden of 75 trees that will serve as a platform to further our campaign on the importance of tree planting and other healthy environmental practices. Presently, the garden is fully grown and has been commissioned for use in the school to promote the culture of conservation.
This year, we hope to roll out more activities that will benefit our dear planet and would like to enjoin all to be a part of this.
Once again, we wish you a Happy, Prosperous and Impactful New Year.