The Solar Thermal Training & Demonstration Initiative

[Zimbabwe] SOLTRAIN Supports Schools Climate Change Education and Awareness Campaign Fair

Written/submitted by Givemore Kanyemba and Samson Mhlanga on 29 January 2018
Young climate ambassadors
The National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe’s SOLTRAIN partner, exhibited at the Schools Climate Change Education and Awareness Campaign Fair under the theme Change the Mind, Not the Climate at Hillside Junior Primary School, Bulawayo in the latter part of November. Other organisations present were the Zimbabwe Climate Change Coalition, Edgars, and various primary and secondary schools.

The objectives of the exhibition included making children aware of climate change, its causes and effects, and to make children aware of the various means of mitigating global warming by using less electricity and promoting the use alternative, renewable sources of energy at their homes. It also sought to expose children to alternative, more sustainable technologies and to influence future policy and decisions by the children when they take positions of influence later on in life.

The event included presentations from Mr Zvaita (Programme Director of Zimbabwe Climate Change Coalition), Mr Sibanda (Deputy Provincial Education Director), Mr G Chirinda, (SOLTRAINNUST Representatives) and an Edgars Representative. Mr G Kanyemba and Mr A Mnkandla manned the SOLTRAIN stand for practical demonstrations.