A Green Revolution: Young people team up with UNICEF and Aga Khan Foundation to plant a micro-forest to combat climate change
08 August 2023
Young people in Dar es Salaam came together in July to create a greener future for themselves and the planet! Inspired by the urgency of climate action, students from various schools and communities joined forces with UNICEF and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) to plant over 150 indigenous and endemic plants and tree saplings. Their efforts resulted in the establishment of a remarkable 40 square-meter micro-forest within the UNICEF Head Office in Oyster Bay.
Recognizing the interconnectedness of climate change and children's rights, UNICEF Tanzania has been working closely with the Government to protect and safeguard the well-being of children. Climate change poses a direct threat to children's survival, education, and future prospects, particularly in vulnerable communities. However, children are not just victims; they are agents of change. They are demanding action to secure a sustainable planet that meets their needs!
The micro-forest initiative in Tanzania signifies the commitment of UNICEF and AKF to empower young people as leaders of climate action. Together, they pave the way for climate resilience in communities and inspire a greener tomorrow. Tanzania's future is in the hands of these young green leaders who are shaping a better world for all.