MUCCRI/ERICCA in collaboration with KCCA and Peace Corps are supporting students trained during Year Two and Three who developed climate change teaching and, training materials and guides for use in reaching primary and secondary schools, other university students and farming communities. Numerous useable and useful training/teaching activities have been generated among them, the draft Teaching Guides on Climate Change Issues in primary and secondary schools. Teachers from 20 schools (10 primary and 10 secondary) provided feedback into these guides during a workshop in August 2016 to develop them further particularly their adaptability to the current teaching methods.
The concluded 3rd annual youth Climate Change boot camp focused on creating a cascade effect among Ugandan youth where the key intension was to equip the students with skills and knowledge to reach out to other youths and children in schools.
During this boot camp, students divided themselves into three working groups including the school’s engagement group consisting of over 25 university students who were passionate about teaching climate change in secondary and primary schools. New students were recruited to participate in the improvement and implementation of these developed climate change teaching materials and guides that will be piloted among teachers and students/pupils in various schools across the country for further feedback and development.
To successfully pilot these climate change material and guides, the selected students needed to be trained further to better understand Climate Change and to be equipped with skills and knowledge engaging the teachers who will in turn engage the learners in primary and secondary school.