GYF and IITA partner to promote relevant cross cultural environmental education in Nigeria
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Atlanta, GA – Greening Youth Foundation (GYF) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) will collaborate to develop and implement culturally-relevant environmental education materials, projects and activities for underserved youth and young adults in various states throughout Nigeria.
The partnership between the two organizations will promote next-generation, environmental stewardship in Nigeria by fostering advocacy and awareness of needs for natural resource protection at local and national land sites while providing opportunities for youth employment and internships that will lay a foundation for future appointments in the domestic and international natural resource management sector.
Angelou Ezeilo, GYF’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer said, “GYF is very excited to embark upon this knowledge exchange journey with IITA. As IITA has such a strong presence in Nigeria and has been working with youth and young adults for many years, this partnership furthers the mission of GYF to reach underserved youth across the globe, to foster an appreciation of the natural world and to promote careers in natural resource management. I am confident that this will be the start of a mutually beneficial relationship for both organizations and the communities they serve.”