GCCA+ in Congo: Protecting the forest from an early age

Children and youth in Yangambi, Democratic Republic of Congo, learn to protect the forest and take care of the environment at school. An innovative environmental education program, supported by the European Union through GCCA+, helps students in forest communities to understand the importance of using natural resources sustainably and encourages them to take action from young age. 
“Our environmental education program helps students understand how their actions affect the environment. It builds knowledge on the importance of using natural resources sustainably, and encourages them to adapt their practices, starting when they are children.”
– Jules Mayaux, the activity leader.

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