Cleanup campaign march held in J4 village

Omo conservation club with Clifford, the assistant manager

One of the most visible environmental issues within Nigeria is that of solid waste management; many people drop waste of any kind anywhere, leaving the roads and communities covered with litter.

The Forest Elephant Initiative supports the activities of the Omo conservation club, based in the Plantation high school – the only secondary level education institution within the Omo forest reserve, Ogun State. As part of their committment to improve their environment,  a cleanup campaign was held within the town of J4, the largest settlement in the area. Members of the club, equipped with brooms, rakes and rubbish bags paraded through the centre of the town picking up litter for several hours.

Moreoever, in order to spread the message about environmental protection, the club under the leadership of the Assistant Manager  and teachers from the High School, used signboards, a microphone and a speaker to educate the town’s inhabitants. Whilst this is a good start, habits of a lifetime will not change overnight and more follow up will be needed to address the litter issue in the area. In the meantime, enjoy some of the photos from the campaign.

Conservation club members show off their signboards in English and Yoruba

Bringing the message of cleanliness to the people of J4

Picking up litter around the high school

The Forest Elephant Initiative supports the activities ofthe Omo conservation club, based in the Plantation high school, the only secondary level institute within the Omo forest reserve, Ogun State. As part of their committment to improve their environment,  a cleanup campaign was held within the town of J4, the largest settlement in the area.

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