Jamaica’s Kids Climate Camp plants seeds of awareness

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There is a perception that younger children cannot grasp climate change issues. It’s too complicated. So, at least in Jamaica, education on climate change only begins with high school students, who are studying science (and I am honestly not sure how much the topic is a part of the curriculum). All of this needs to change.

So, kudos to the Climate Change Division (CCD) at the Ministry of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change, who took the bold step this summer of organizing Kids Climate Camp ’21 – hopefully the first of many – from August 9 to 19, 2021. The Camp aimed at planting and nurturing the seeds of climate awareness among Jamaican young children aged six to fourteen years. The CCD did not under-estimate the children’s intuition and awareness. See some of their artistic efforts below…

To my mind, you cannot start early enough. Those seeds will…

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