57: Anka Green Team, Nigeria


Challenger Profile at a Glance

Meet the Anka Green Team from Kano, Nigeria! Find out how they are making a difference by distributing thousands of tree seedlings as part of the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge!


Team

  • #57 – Anka Green Team

  • 90-Day Challenge Goal: Plant 10,000 trees

  • Location: Kano, Nigeria

  • Registered Challenger: Umar Saleh Anka

  • 90-Day Challenge Period: September 1 – November 30, 2020


Impact

Here are some impact highlights from the Anka Green Team during the 90-day challenge period:

  • Grew to 20 members 

  • Planted 10,000 trees with secondary school students

  • Developed 2 partnerships: Badamasi Burji Foundation and Baraka on Environment

  • The place the challenge was started is now planned to be upgraded to a school of agriculture for secondary schools in the area.


Challenge Experience

The team was able to stay engaged via the WhatsApp group, even when internet connections and scheduling prevented participating in the live trainings. 


Next Steps

Moving forward, the team is planning to continue working with students and being part of the Nigeria Minister of Environment’s goal of supplying one million seedlings.


Advice

What is your advice for someone who wants to make an impact? Here’s what Umar said:

“The environment is everybody’s business, like the effects of climate change, which starts locally and has global impact. So it’s a collective responsibility. For those that want to participate in making an impact, they are welcome because everybody is needed in protecting the environment. We are looking forward to people to come and partner with us.”


Connect

Want to get involved? Contact Umar to participate as a member or partner. 

  • Umar Saleh Anka, fnes, fosha #7 Bompai Road, Kano Nigeria. +2348036005151

  • Email: usanka01 (at) gmail.com

  • Twitter : @villager01

  • Facebook: Umar Saleh Anka


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