By our reporter
On Saturday 28th July, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) joined their Climate Change partner’s Little Hands Go Green in a historical Children’s Climate Change March, the first of its kind on the African Continent.
It was symbolic that the march started and ended at the KCCA City Hall because KCCA has forever been committed to making Kampala a Climate Smart CITY.
The constant redevelopment and changes in the greening aspects of Kampala is a clear indication of this.
Over 3,000 children from over 40 schools took part in the event which ran under the theme ‘ Our environment is our future and our future is our responsibility’.
The march was organized to create a public awareness of the efforts that the children are willing to put in to ensure policy makers and the general public takes up responsibility for a greener environment.
KCCA Director in charge of Education Services Ms. Juliet Namuddu who led the KCCA team commended children for their willing participation and thanked the schools for equipping the pupils with the right mindset of protecting and conserving their surroundings.
When asked why a Children’s Climate Change March, Mr. Joseph Masembe the CEO and Founder of Little Hands Go Green said, “History will judge us on our humble strides towards changing mindsets and raising a conscious generation of youngsters that nurtures the belief that growing up and taking care of their environment is their responsibility. We owe into our children and to posterity”.