EAA Launches Green Youth 360 Project for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Kenya
Green Youth 360 Project will target youth in the Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps, and in their host communities, between the ages of 15 and 24, including youth living with disabilities. The project will empower youth with green skills that can help address environmental challenges, including tree planting, bee keeping, agriculture, environmental clean-up and renewable energy.
- The Green Youth 360 project will be based in Kenya in the Kakuma (Turkana County) and Dadaab (Garissa County) refugee camps.
- The project aims to reach 76,800 youth between the ages of 15 and 24, in the refugee camps and in their host communities, including youth living with disabilities.
- The project will be implemented in 120 public primary schools – 20 in Dadaab and 40 in its host community, and 15 in Kakuma and 45 in its host community.
- The project will work with 30 public secondary schools – 7 in Dadaab and 10 in its host community, and 8 in Kakuma and 5 in its host community.
- Green Youth 360 will be implemented in partnership with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Kenya, Windle International Kenya, and the National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya.
Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to take action to address the issue of climate change. ROTA aims to support the most climate vulnerable youth to develop their capacities and mobilize to contribute to greener, more resilient and sustainable communities.
Education Above All (EAA) works to ensure equal access to education and to harness the power of quality education for positive, sustainable, and inclusive change. EAA is the brainchild of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the former First Lady of the State of Qatar, and a long-time advocate for education. EAA has a mission to inclusive and equitable quality education for vulnerable and marginalised people, especially in the developing world, as an enabler of human development.
Girl Child Network (GCN) is an independent, non-political, non-religious, not-for-profit membership organization registered in Kenya with regional operation. With a vision of a society that upholds and respects the rights of children, youth and women as human rights, GCN focuses on education, gender and governance, health and nutrition, human rights and legislation, climate change adaptation, and research and documentation.
As Education Above All Foundation launches the Green Youth 360 project, it renews its commitment to promoting sustainable development, empowering youth, and ensuring a greener future for all. By engaging refugee youth and their host communities in climate action, this project paves the way for inclusive change and resilient communities.