A Laikipia Community Based Organization (CBO) has embarked on a three-day mentorship drive on environmental conservation targeting youths in the area.
The programme was officially launched on Thursday in Nanyuki town by Sang’ida Foundation.
Speaking to KNA, the Foundation Director, Jacinta Silakan, said that the programme aims at sensitizing the youth on environmental awareness, conservation and reduction of environment pollution.
“We are teaching them leadership, good environmental practices and we will visit different places in the course of the training to see how charcoal burning and sand harvesting has affected the environment in the area,” she said.
She added that the youth will also be trained on how to be environment champions, explore the potential of nature in creating quality life and to restore the degraded natural resources.
“We want them to know their role in environment management, restoration of natural environments and the ecological communities that inhabit them,” she added.
The Laikipia North Children Officer, Warren Apopo, who was the Chief Guest, said that the youth have the energy to positively impact the society.
“We believe in the vitality young people have that can immensely impact on our society, create a haven for many generations to come, and we will support you,” he said.
By Muturi Mwangi