Presentation on theme: "THE CHILDREN BLUE EARTH CLUB PROJECTS, ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE NIGERIA"— Presentation transcript:
1THE CHILDREN BLUE EARTH CLUB PROJECTS, ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE NIGERIA Adedayo Mark-AdeyemiNigeria Water Forum,
2The Blue Earth Children Club, emanated from the activities of a set of nursery and primary school Children in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria promoted supported by , Adedayo Mark-Adeyemi. In the process of the program, a rhyme was produced for the school program dedicated to the use of water. The rhyme will go on to be a regular sound track for the advertisements of the Ogun State Water Corporation see home page.
3Two Strategic Approaches Create a unique physical presenceRaise advocacy up to the highest level of government
4Create a unique physical presence In the whole Abeokuta , there is no single established park elaborate for Children to play, creating a Water park with a small museum to show case Water, Climate and Environment issues in the most graphic and electronic format that will fascinate children will be a veritable way to make children converge and learn. There are beautiful water fronts with nice vegetation that can be put use in this regards.
5Raise advocacy up to the highest level of government. This strategy seek to bring the attention of the authorities at the Federal Ministry of Education, National Board on Technical Committee on Education, State Ministry of Education, National Assembly Committees on Education and their Counterparts in the Water and Environment sector to the following submissions:
6PRESENTATION ON USING THE CURRICULUM TO MAKE THE WORLD BLUE
7Prevalent Rhymes and its meaning Umpty dumpty sat on the wallUmpty dumpty had a great fallAll the kings menCould not put umpty dumpty back againSocial RelevanceDirect implication could be, obesity must be avoided, but little import to childrenCould human beings break into pieces No! Amusing but not inspiringSocial relevance Nil
8LONDON BRIDGE AINT FALLING London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling downLondon bridge is falling downMy fair ladyRelevance : Nil(Most children in sub-Saharan Africa have never seen the London bridge even in pictures)
9Peter and Paul There are two little birds Sitting on a wall One name Peter, one named PaulFly away peter, fly away PaulCome back Peter, come back PaulOh, come back little birdAnd sit on the wallThese are the first set of rhymes that our children spend their first three years in school to learn. Yet the children are the most effective tool to elicit behavioural changes even among adults.
11Water has no enemy“water has no enemy, don’t waste it, water has no enemy use it wisely, all we need to do we use water, use it wisely, don’t waste it, in the morning time we use for bathing, we use for washing and use for cooking, untreated water will kill you slowly, use it wisely don’t waste it, water has no enemy let it flow….. water is life
12Wash your hand before you eat invisible germs can through your hand,enter you and make you sick,wash your hand friend wash your hand,wash your hand before you eat”
13Wash your hand always Seven times you wash your hand, when you come in from work wash your hand,when you come from toilet wash your hand,when you clean your nose wash your hand,when you touch any sick thing wash your hand,wash your hand all the time,this is the way to live healthy.
14Use Water Wisely Water! Water! everywhere, what comes around goes around,waste it here, lack it there,use it wisely here,share it there,let water flow every where
15Clean the toilet When you enter the toilet You are happy , it is clean When you leave the toiletPlease leave it cleanmake the next user happy
16Rain I once asked my father Where does rain come from He answered, Heaven!Then I asked my fatherwhere it goes from hereHe answered, heaven!What comes downGoes around and goes back upIt is a cycle that keeps the earthPlease don’t break the cycle
17Don’t Dump your waste Don’t dump your waste there Don’t dump your waste in the drainDon’t dump your waste in the riverDon’t dump your waste by the road sideDon’t dump your waste next doorKeep your waste away safelyLet us live a healthy life
18Climate Change 1 When it is December We say its winter Dry, cold, hazy sky
19When its April we say is autumn Thunder sound, the rain heralding Climate Change 2When its April we say is autumnThunder sound, the rain heralding
20Climate Change 3 When its august We’re in the heart of summer Sunny, rainy comes the harvestSeptember marks the end of wetly times
21Climate Change 4 Spring is the day before snow falls But little childrenOften ask these daysWhy rain in winter,Tough snow like none before?Intense heat, yet rain delayOne answer comes so quick to mindClimate change is here for real
22Do you have a toilet? Do you have toilet? What do you mean? Where do you ease yourself?Just behind the backHow do you like the stench?We have lived with itWhat will then be your pleaPlease build us a toilet
23Open Defecation Open defecation What a shameful act What a dirty act What a dangerous actWhat a deadly act
24Desertification Desertification Let’s do something for the earth Our mother land is growing baldFall a tree but just plant SixSeven days that make a weekRestore the earthPlease make it green
25Curriculum Influence. Political Action The English Subject could be a means of spreading the Blue Earth message among children. Composition, comprehensions in school books and examination could be tailored towards water and environment.
26Book Review (Survey) Universal Basic Education Edition Nigeria Primary EnglishBroad TopicsNo of TitlesEventsAdventureMoralRelationshipsPlacesWater and EnvironmentNilHealthy Living
27Social ActivitiesThe Blue Earth movement can be formed in schools just as am awareness creating social network among students. They could introduce water based competitions like swimming, Water and environment quiz, water related community support activities, like clearing the drain, planting of trees etc
28Visit to Government Officials (Lobby) Visit to the Abuja to meet the Honourable Minister for Education and Water Resources and the Chairman Legislative Committees on Education and Water Resources, to present the request to replace irrelevant rhymes and themes of the compositions in the school books with Rhymes that promotes best practices as composed by the club.