Green African Youth Organization (GAYO) and Youth Climate Council (YCC) are two Ghanaian organizations leading the charge in educating and empowering young people on the urgent issue of climate change and environmental protection.
GAYO, founded in 2015, is a non-profit organization that aims to mobilize and engage young people in Ghana on environmental conservation and sustainable development. They do this through community outreach, educational workshops, and campaigns that promote sustainable practices.
One of their most recent campaigns is the “Green Your Community” initiative, which encourages young people to take action in their local communities by planting trees, cleaning up litter, and promoting sustainable living. The campaign has been a huge success, with over 2,000 young people participating and over 10,000 trees planted.
YCC, on the other hand, is a youth-led organization that focuses on raising awareness on the impacts of climate change and the need for urgent action. They work closely with other youth groups and organizations to advocate for sustainable policies and practices and have been instrumental in pushing for Ghana’s commitment to the Paris Agreement.
Recently, YCC organized a youth-led march in the capital city of Accra, drawing attention to the urgent need for Ghana to take action on climate change. The march, which over 1,000 young people attended, was a huge success and helped to raise awareness on the issue among the general public.
Both GAYO and YCC are making a significant impact in raising awareness of climate change and encouraging young people to take action. Their work is critical in ensuring that Ghana is able to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement and that future generations can live in a sustainable and healthy environment.
It is vital for more youth organizations to come on board and join the fight against the effects of climate change as it affects not only Ghana but the whole world. The youth should rise up and make their voices heard on this pressing issue, as their future is at stake. Together, we can make a difference and ensure a sustainable future for all.