Greenwood House School, Lagos, has represented Africa at an event hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat at COP26 in Glasgow where a series of children’s books on Sustainable Energy was launched.
A statement by the school said the event featured a conversation between the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth and the children on the various themes in the books.
It explained that the children from India, the United Kingdom, Malta, and Nigeria-represented by Greenwood House School were allowed to share their views and opinions about the concept of the book as well as the outlook of energy consumption globally.
“The book series written by children’s book author Allan Drummond was developed and commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat. The book displays the concept of sustainable and inclusive energy in an easily digestible and engaging style for young readers between the ages of 7-12 years.”
Commenting on the event, Founder of Greenwood House School, Dr Ekua Abudu, said “We are honored to have been selected as the only school to represent Africa at the launch of the children’s book series on sustainable energy. This is a commendable initiative by the commonwealth to increase awareness on sustainable energy which plays a vital role in global economic growth, strengthening all areas of development amongst the future world leaders at such a young age.
Also, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, said, “Over 60% of the Commonwealth population is estimated to be below 30. We are committed to investing in young people and placing them at the center of sustainable and Inclusive development. These books are an instrumental tool to governments and educators in raising awareness and initiating dialogue at an early age about sustainable energy transitions and the achievement of SDG 7 across the Commonwealth.”