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Atwima Mponua: RESCONI commemorates International Day of Forests at Anwiafutu D/A Basic School.

The Resource Conservative Initiative (RESCONI), in partnership with the Ghana Education Service (GES), the Atwima Mponua District Assembly, and the community of Anwiafutu, celebrated the International Day of Forests on March 21, 2024, at the Anwiafutu D/A Basic School.

The theme of the event, “Forest and Innovation: New Solutions for a Better World,” served as the central focus throughout.

Attending the event were the Assembly Member of the Anwiafutu Electoral Area, a representative from the Ghana Education Service, community leaders, the Headmaster of the D/A Basic School, and a delegation from RESCONI.

The event embraced active participation, with facilitators delivering sessions enthusiastically. The students’ keen interest was unmistakable, evident in their attentiveness and their responsive engagement with the questions and topics presented to them.

Numerous subjects concerning forests and forest management were covered, with particular emphasis placed on the Benefits of Forests to Human Existence and the Importance of Sustainable Forest Management. These topics were pivotal, aligning perfectly with the theme of the occasion.

Throughout the interactive sessions, significant concerns regarding the forests were brought to light, notably the escalating incidents of illegal mining, sand winning, and unauthorized logging within the Atwima Mponua District.

The RESCONI Team seized the moment to enlighten everyone present about the dire consequences of these harmful practices on the forests, water bodies, and the overall environment, underscoring their potential impacts on human life.

Noteworthy moments from the event also featured insights from community leaders regarding initiatives aimed at curbing and prosecuting individuals involved in such activities.

Following the presentations by the RESCONI Team, the students pledged to advocate, raise awareness, and actively participate in advancing Sustainable Development Goal 13 (Climate Action), Sustainable Development Goal 15 (Life on Land), and Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). This commitment led to the establishment and inauguration of an Environmental club named “ADABS Environmental Club,” with the motto: “Evergreen Ambassadors; Environmental Sustainability is our Priority!”

In conclusion, it is expected that there will be ongoing engagements and collaborations among various stakeholders and governmental bodies such as the Forestry Commission (FC), Ghana Education Service (GES), District Assemblies, Basic and Junior High Schools (JHS), other local NGOs, and community leaders. These partnerships aim to develop new and innovative solutions to foster a shift in community perception and involvement in forest protection and reforestation efforts.

You can reach out to the RESCONI team through the following channels:

Website: www.resconi.org

Telephone/WhatsApp: 0246085656

Asare Solomon Aristocrat

I'm Solomon, the CEO of Voix Of Ghana Media ( VOG MEDIA, and Aristocrat Charity Foundation ( ACF). Aside blogging, I am also a Forester, Philanthropist, a Publicist, and a Promoter.

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