The Ivory Coast’s platform of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and Page Verte, a not-for-profit organisation, have collaborated to help encourage healthier living in schools in the country.
Through its Youth and Intergenerational Equity Committee, PACJA and the Page Verte have been organising a ceremony to have the partnership agreement signed with the municipal school of Bonoua on the theme: "Study in a healthy environment".
The general objective of this initiative is to make young people aware of environmental protection and the fight against climate change in Côte d'Ivoire. The teams involved hope the initiative will eventually lead to the end all forms of poverty, combat inequalities and reasonably reduce the effects of climate change on planet Earth.
Key in this initiative are Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4, 13 and 15, whose objectives are aimed at ensuring quality education, protecting the environment and combating the effects of climate change respectively.
For the founding president of Page Vere, Mrs Boye Born Jeanne Irène Koumo, these ideals fit well with the vision of PACJA, whose Côte d'Ivoire platform continues to multiply actions for more convincing results, with the effective involvement of the Civil Society Organisations in the country.
This ceremony resulted in the official signing of a partnership agreement between the NGO and the Bonoua Municipal High School.
More than 500 participants were present during the event that was marked with involvement in several activities.