The Nelson Mandela Day event at Asaba was well attended by dignitaries from all walks of life including the Secretary of the State government in Asaba, Hon. Festus Ovie-Agas, Chief of Staff, Mr Tam Brisibe, South African Consul General in Lagos, Amb. Darkey Africa; members of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and many more. As part of the day’s celebration, we also visited the Mother of Divine Grace Orphanage home to deliver gift items provided by Shoprite in a bid to show that every one matters in the society we are building.
Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE) Africa commemorates the World Environment Day today June 5th, 2018, at DIDI Museum in Victoria Island. The theme for this year's World Environment Day is 'Beat Plastic Pollution'. The United Nations is teaming up with organizations and individuals around the world to raise awareness on the issue of plastic pollution and also promote a reduction in the single use of plastic. In a bid to answer the question and many more bothering on the future of our environment, FADE Africa organized its World Environment Day event with the tag “Art Goes Green’. The event was not only to enlighten the guests on other ways of reusing their plastic waste artistically; it was also an avenue for the participants to learn about the increasing danger of plastic pollution with the intention of changing mindsets for the better. The tagline for this year's theme is 'if you can't reuse it, refuse it'. This is a clever phrase reminding people to be conscious of their plastic usage and to try as much as possible to reuse their plastic.
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.