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Stakeholders hold forum to address environmental challenges in Effutu

Winneba (C/R) July, GNA – Shape Attitude
Ghana, a Non-governmental Organization in collaboration with the Center for
School and Community Technology Sturdies of University of Education
“SACOST”,
  of University of Education,
Winneba (UEW) has held a forum on the environment.

Dubbed “Connecting People to Nature”,
participants called on the people of Effutu to take utmost care of the
environment.

Mr Wonderful Baise Ghartey Founder and Chief
Executive Officer of Shape Attitude Ghana, said “we are disconnected from
nature because we have destroyed the environment through our reckless actions”,
and with we need to change to save the environment.

The wanton destruction of the forest,
unprecedented land degradation (Sand winning and Galamsey), pollution of water
bodies and the air we breathe, indiscriminating dumping of refuse, were some of
factors that is disconnecting human-beings from nature, he said.

Prof Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, Director of
Institute of Educational Research and Innovational Studies (IERIS) of SACOST,
said the environment should be protected from being abused.

He said education is the key to solving our
environmental concerns in the country.

Prof. Anamuah-Mensah said education is
designed to develop a well-balanced personality capable of appreciating all
within his domain.

Holistic education should help us to develop
the right values and the right attitudes and dispositions, adding that
educators have a critical role to play in inspiring the youth to play positive
roles in the environment, he said.

“Schools should integrate nature walk into
their curricula to give opportunities to explore the natural surroundings and
connect to nature,” Prof. Anamuah-Mensah said.

GNA

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