Every January 26th, International Environmental Education Day is celebrated around the world. Environmental education is a dynamic and participatory process that seeks to awaken people’s awareness to environmental problems, allowing them to be identified both at global and local environment levels.
The day’s aim is to identify relationships and independence of interactions that occur between the environment and man, seeking to promote a harmonious relationship between natural and human activities through sustainable development, all with the purpose of ensuring the sustainability and quality of current and future generations. All 12 CITW Malawi clubs and four YES Clubs observed and celebrated the day in their local schools. A few clubs hosted joint celebrations.
The children looked at what they were learning in the Eco-Clubs, and then what more was needed to be put into action, in order to demonstrate to the world that they are serious learners of environmental matters. “Trees form the basis of making the environment richer and more beautiful”, was the mantra, and part of the fun of the day.