Rhealyz Green Network – Establishment of Green Schools Project Review

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The Green School Project is an initiative of Rhealyz Green Network “Rhealyz Naija”- a community development initiative transforming different communities in Nigeria, with the support of the Ondo State Ministry of Environment and in partnership with the Ondo State Ministry of Education and the National Youth Service Corps MDGs project, to bring the message of environmental sustainability closer to the minds of the younger generation in our secondary schools.

The pilot phase of the project commenced with the selection and training of eleven secondary schools.

Cross section of participating schools
Cross section of participating schools

 

 

 

 

 

Activities

The event which was the first of its kind took place at the school hall of Fiwasaye Girls Secondary School, Akure. Activities embarked upon are;

  • Interactive Training {capacity building}
  • Practical
  • Do-it-yourself School Projects
A practical section on the cultivation of Moringa oleifera a medicinal plant

A self-explanatory handbook on Green School was given to all participants during the training and the following topics were treated in the training;

  • Energy saving for a safer environment
  • Reduce, Re-use, Recycle
  • Landscaping
  • Basics of Green Gardening
  • Waste and Litter Management
  • Project Management Techniques
  • Soil Management
  • Moringa Tree Propagation

At the end of the training workshop, the Green Team which makes up of ten students representative and a Teacher from each of the schools was set up. The Green Team was immediately given the goal of ensuring proper litter and waste management, landscaping, energy saving culture and they were urged to start implementing Green projects in their various schools by putting into practice what was taught in the training.

The students and the teachers present thanked the Organizers for giving them the platform to know more about different topics treated at the event and they pledged to be ambassadors of Green Environment in their various schools.

Group photograph with some of the participating students
Group photograph with some of the participating students

 

 

 

 

 

 

A teacher from Fiwasaye Girls Grammar school applauded the initiative and the giant stride taken by the Rhealyz Green Network in making sure the environment becomes safer for humans. He furthermore pleaded with the State Government to foster and support organizations like this, so as to have a better society we all crave for.

Mr Ireti Adesida, the Team Leader of Rhealyz Green Network thanked each school that was present and he motivated them to make their school project sustainable. He also informed participants about some activities of the Network such Inter – school quiz competition and school performance assessment.

Other Pictures and Follow Up

Group photograph with some of the participating students
Group photograph with some of the participating Youth Corp Volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

Provision of Waste bins in their schools, a post-training result
Establishment of green garden nursery in their schools, a post-training result
Establishment of Moringa oleifera a medicinal plant in their schools , a post-training result
Establishment of Moringa oleifera a medicinal plant in their schools , a post-training result
Cultivation of green vegetables for sale in their schools, a post-training result
Cultivation of green vegetables for sale in their schools, a post-training result

 

Cultivation of green vegetables for sale in their schools, a post-training result

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