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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Satellite Market Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

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Satellite Market Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
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Registered: December 2013
City/Town/Province: jos
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My name is Uche Joshua Okoro. I am 17 years old. I was born and breed in Jos plateau state Nigeria but I am a citizen of Abia state Nigeria. I school at St. John’s college Jos , am the laboratory prefect in my school. I am dark in complexion and 4ft tall. I am a certified peer educator of the faith- based awareness initiative. The sole purpose of the faith-based awareness initiative is to educate the growing youths about matters concerning life and how to also take care of their environment which includes one of the reasons I decided to do the Apprentice Ecological Project on behalf of the Nicodemus Wilderness Project in other to give my fellow peers an example to follow which is to keep their environment clean. My second reason of joining the ecological project , was because of the level of pollution in my area (Kabong) which have led to the untimely death of my individuals in this area due to two dangerous disease which are; malaria and cholera. My self and some of my fellow peer educator have tried to inform some of our peers on the dangers of living in such an unhealthy environment but we were always not listened to then I decided to use this avenue to demonstrate to the people living around me on the advantages of living in a healthy environment by clearing the refuse dump around the houses where people reside.
I started this project with an abandoned land which was close to my house. I did this clearing with my younger siblings and some of my friends who leaved around me. The process wasn’t easy as we had to clear a large piece of land with only local crude implements and a few man-powers. When we were done clearing the land, we then burnt the rubbish and dug a hole to bury it. We then planted a tree on the cleared land to reduce deforestation and erosion on the piece of land. When we were through with that portion, we then went to a nearby piece of land which has also been converted to a refuse dump and did some work on the land but this time there seemed to be a handful of individuals who came to help in the clearing of the land. We couldn’t burn the rubbish and as such we left the rubbish for a government agency who came to our aid seen that the work we were doing was good.
It is very important to take good care of my area where I conducted this project cause there has being a high case of malaria and cholera which has led to the untimely death of many individuals in my locality but with this projected that I have done, I believe that there will be a decrease in these sicknesses which has killed many individuals in my locality. These lands which have been cleared can now be used for meaningful things such as a place where trees can be planted and also a place where people could relax if the government could convert these lands to gardens.
The Apprentice ecology project has helped to enrich my life in a way that I fill fulfilled and happy to have done this and knowing that there will be decrease in the death of my friends and the environment could be a better place to leave in. I also intend to start a club in my school with the aim of helping to improve my environment in any way we can help and we will also seek the government’s help in making this project a success in my school in any way possible they could help.
Date: December 31, 2013 Views: 6390 File size: 12.7kb, 68.5kb : 640 x 480
Hours Volunteered: 10
Volunteers: 6
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 17 & 16 to 24
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 1
Trash Removed/Recycled from Environment (kg): 5
Native Trees Planted: 2
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