African environmental issues are caused by anthropogenic effects on the African natural environment and have major impacts on humans and nearly all forms of endemic life. Issues include desertification, problems with access to safe water supply, population explosion and fauna depletion.
More than 70 per cent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa (340 million people) have no access to basic sanitation services. Among these, 98 million people (19 per cent) practice open defecation, 179 million use unimproved facilities and 63 million shared sanitation facilities.
To a large extent, the challenges to sanitation in Ghana and many other developing nations are linked to the inability to create proper disposal points for solid waste, lack of enforcement of sanitation laws, population growth, poor financing of sanitation policies, rural-urban migration, poor sanitation infrastructure, lack of sanitation technologies among others. Addressing these related factors requires a systems approach, and it needs to be done in a concerted manner.
Our solution is a simple one:
Environment Education in partnership with schools, religious bodies and communities that allows individuals to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment. As a result, individuals develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions.
We also provide resources when available with the support from community members and stakeholders. We help communities find tailored solutions to their problems and increase youth involvement in planning and decision making in regards to the environmental issues.
Fɛfɛ Environmental Club
Fɛfɛ (beautiful) Environmental Club is a community-based project which take place in schools and in communities, it follows a structured curriculum and take place bi-weekly. Fɛfɛ Environmental Club give all learners who are interested in the environment a chance to meet, learn, discuss and expand their knowledge of environmental issues. We are also able to reach more children in the communities through our various programs and on a more regular basis.
The purpose of the club is to create awareness of environmental issues, such as protection, conservation, preservation, and restoration, with an emphasis on educating and empowering students. Students who are interested in environmental advocacy and awareness are encouraged to join.
Other activities in the club include:
- Clean up Exercises
- Tree planting