SDG SCHOOL TO SCHOOL AWARENESS: Ebo Comprehensive Academy Plays Host To IAWPA
The International association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA) continued its School To School Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) awareness campaign with a visit to Ebo Comprehensive Academy in Port Harcourt. The campaign which is aimed at raising awareness of students as regards the activities of the United Nations Organisation UNO and the Sustainable Development Goals is expected to cover all schools and churches in the country.
Amb. Emmanuel Nkweke who is the International Spokesman of the association said it is regrettable that Nigeria ranks 147 out of 154 countries that have achieved the set goals of the SDG. He said the fact that the country is lagging behind is as a result of the low level of awareness of the SDG by policy makers in the country. “It is regrettable that the country is behind many countries that has achieved some of the set goals of the SDG. This is traceable to the lack of awareness of the SDGs by policy makers in the country. What our association is doing is to ensure that we sensitise the people on the Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that Nigerians beginning from the students and church population get the message. With this, we hope that the seeming backwardness of the country when compared to even smaller nations in Africa and the world will be corrected’’ he said.
The event which held at Ebo Comprehensive Academy situated at Port Harcourt witnessed various presentations by the pupils. It also witnessed the presentation of UN SDG Emissary Award to the proprietress of the school Evang. Mrs. Grace Anele who was represented by her daughter Miss Queen Uchechi Anele. Speaking to our reporter, Miss Queen Anele said the school is grateful to host the SDG School awareness programme stressing that the school will ensure that it tailors its programmes to fall in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. “Our pupils are privileged to be part of this awareness programme. Aside knowing what the SDG entails, we will ensure that our pupils become part of the global community by tailoring our curriculum to accommodate the SDG initiative of the United Nations”