OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT
The Green School project is an initiative of the Rhealyz Green Network ‘Rhealyz Naija’ which is aimed at providing an enabling and conducive environment for school pupils by preserving our natural habitat and green areas for sustainable growth and development of the society. The project is intended to imbibe in the youth the culture of taking personal responsibility of the environment to ameliorate the decadence of environmental degradation. Rhealyz Naija is a passionate socially responsible community based organization which is poised towards building a social responsibility platform for Nigerians geared towards raising faithful and excellence driven Nigerians.
ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT
STAGE 1 (TRANSPORTING THE SEEDLINGS): The plants were conveyed with a truck to the project site, immediately a horticulturist in person of Alhaji Fatai Amodu was consulted for an expertise advice cum guidance. Furthermore a thorough rehabilitation of the site was carried out which included clearing, digging and fixing the topography of the site, these went on for a period of time.
STAGE 2 (PLANTING OF SEEDLINGS):
planting of the seedlings commenced immediately and consistent watering was carried out for a period of time to aid the growth and sustainability of the plant. During the course of this project some plants were introduced into the garden by the horticulturist and we also got some flowers and trees from Ondo State Ministry of Environment to create beautiful scenery.
STAGE 3 (BRINGING IN OF TIRES): Used and abandoned tires were purchased for the beautification exercise, which depicts the organization commitment to safe guarding the environment and recycling of used materials for meaning purposes.
STAGE 4 (INSTALLATION OF WASTE BIN): In addition to the work that was done at the project site to make green school project complete and effective, we donated metal based waste bins and waste baskets which was strategically positioned in different places in the school.
STAGE 5 (INSTALLATION OF NATIONAL FLAG AND PAINTING OF TIRES): The national flag was erected in the middle of the field surrounded by the tires. The tires were painted toward the tail end of the project depicting the national colour.
CHALLENGES OF THE PROJECT
We encountered some difficulties while the project was ongoing in the area of skilled labour, inconsistent weather and logistics. We had to work with limited funds from the Rhealyz Green Network, support gotten from the Ondo State Ministry of Environment and technical assistance.
EXPECTED OUTCOME OF THE PROJECT
The green school project is expected to create an awareness and educate all and sundry on the importance of preserving our natural habitat. Students will be more knowledgeable about climate change, causes and effect and also the need to appreciate the aesthetic value of a well nurtured green environment.
- Rhealyz Green Network Office ‘Rhealyz Naija’
- Ondo State Ministry of Environment
- Lofe Solomon Salle
- Alhaji Fatai Amodu (Horticulturist)
- The management and staffs of Fiwasaye Girl’s Grammer School
- Team members and volunteers of Rhealyz Green Network ‘Rhealyz Naija’
The State government places high value on sustainable environment and the through this project, the pupils will inculcate the attitude of social responsibility. The project would eventually pass on the culture of preserving the environment from the youths to all segments of the society.