Nairobi, Monday November 28 – KCIC Consulting Limited (KCL) and Premier Academy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to champion climate change education among young people in Kenya.
The MoU was signed by the Academy CEO and Principal, Chinmoy Banerjee and KCL CEO Prabhakar Vanam, in the presence of the head of Extra Curriculum Activities, Mr. Eliud Karimi and other representatives from KCL.
This important collaboration is to start early and prepare future climate champions. The emphasis of the partnership is to enhance young people’s capacity to understand climate change and its impact on them and their communities.
Along with creating awareness, KCL will facilitate setting up Climate Change Clubs within the school to ideate, identify and implement climate change projects within the school and the community.
Signing the MoU, Chinmoy Banerjee, CEO and Principal of Premier Academy, highlighted the importance of creating awareness of climate change among children.
“I believe that the climate agenda should take priority in every child’s educational journey. Our partnership with KCIC Consulting will help us raise and train young ambassadors of climate change,” the Academy CEO said.
The two-year agreement will see the Academy students assess local problems and develop customized solutions in their communities. KCL will produce a range of curriculum-linked resources for the classroom to help pupils explore climate change issues in an engaging and motivating way.
KCL CEO Prabhakar Vanam said: When it comes to climate change, humanity sits at an important crossroads with a rapidly closing window of time to act. We want to create awareness in the most important group – children. Children can transform society and bring in generational change. With this partnership, we will handhold the students in implementing climate change projects within the school and in society.
This agreement comes merely a week after the COP27 deliberations in Egypt, where climate education, children, youth’s role was amplified.
As the global advocacy shifts from governments paying attention to climate change education to how governments implement climate change education, our partnership is a moonshot idea to unleash the creativity of students and teachers to combat climate change.
About KCIC Consulting
KCIC Consulting Limited, KCL, is a sustainability advisory firm addressing climate issues by promoting innovations. Across Africa we provide solutions for climate adaptation, mitigation, and climate finance. We work with Government, Donors, Financial Institutions, PSOs, INGO across Africa providing solutions in Private sector Development, Sustainability Advisory Services Development Communications.
The Kenyan-based company is located at Golf View Office Suites along Wambui Street, Muthaiga, Nairobi, Kenya.
About Premier Academy
Premier Academy is a co-educational day school for students aged 2 1/2 -19 years. It offers an adapted British National Curriculum. The institution focuses on empowering students to become individuals who are change makers in the world. The Academy endeavors to develop the intellectual, physical, social, and moral growth of its students. Premier Academy takes pride in ultra-modern learning facilities and an experienced teaching staff.
The Academy is located at Prof. Wangari Maathai Road, Nairobi, Kenya.