The Wildlife Division (WD) of the Forestry Commission (FC) has supported A Rocha Ghana, a Ghanaian non-profit environmental conservation organisation, to sensitise pupils of the Wildlife Club of the Achimota Basic 2 School on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A Rocha Ghana’s Programme Support Officer, Ms. Stephanie Nkansah, took the pupils through the 17 SDGs, explaining what they represent and why it is important to give support to Ghana’s quest to achieve the goals for development.

She further explained how as children, they could in their own little way help to realise these goals to help secure the environment.

As part of the programme, the school pupils watched a short video and participated in a card game on the SDGs to deepen their appreciation on the subject.

At the end of the programme, Ms. Stephanie Nkansah indicated that the educational session was enjoyable, overall it was good and the children asked some interesting questions. She thus looks forward to more of such sessions.

Two teachers from the Achimota Basic 2 School, Mr. James Acheampong and Mr. Albert Nyarko, expressed their excitement about the programme. They said it has added more information to what the students are being taught during their club meetings. They disclosed that the success of club activities in the school was because they ensured the pupils attend meetings as long as they are in school, send them constant reminders, and because there is an available classroom for meetings.