As various stakeholders in the environmental sector continue to advocate for conservation of wildlife and environment, Naturekit, a Kasungu-based youth organisation, has challenged youths in the country to take an active role in conserving the environment and wildlife.
The organisation, according to its leader Steven Makumba, has embarked on two programmes, namely environmental activism which targets climate change, plastic pollution and deforestation as well as conservation of endangered mammals which targets elephants, lions and pangolins.
In an interview, Makumba said the two programmes target primary and secondary school learners in Kasungu District so as to impart proper understanding and knowledge of environmental conservation into them.
He said: “We want to share with them [youths] knowledge about conservation so that when they grow up, they need to have a proper understanding.”
According to Makumba, Naturekit has mentored youths from Thawe and Kasungu Demonstration primary schools on the need to conserve endangered species while those from Boma Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) has been mentored on proper waste production.
Memory Chindipha, Boma CDSS student, said the training will help in creating a safe and clean environment. She said the students will teach other youths how to recycle plastic bottles.