Mmachukwu Obimdike Loretta – Nigeria






Drawing inspiration from her time in Hamburg, Germany, Obimdike L. Mmachukwu has spearheaded a groundbreaking project aimed at transforming climate change education in Nigerian schools. Through innovative curriculum development focusing on ecosystem restoration, nursery establishment, and climate change education for secondary schools, Obimdike has achieved remarkable progress in just a few months.

Project progress:

  • She received a grant worth 10,000 pounds from the Movement Trust for her pilot implementation.
  • Environmental clubs in 10 secondary schools were created with a minimum of 20 members each.
  • School environmental clubs have established 10 nurseries with a minimum of 100 seedlings per nursery.
  • A manual on environmental education and an activity booklet were published and distributed to 250 members of the environmental club.
  • 86 students, 12 teachers, and two parents were trained in green skills (solar energy systems for homes, environmental art, and upcycling).
  • 21 Nigerian youth were trained on Nigerian Policy Frameworks such as the NDCs, National Forest Policy, and the Climate Change Act.
  • She received a grant from Stiftung Unternehmen Wald, Germany to restore 15 hectares of degraded land in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
  • With her project, Mmachukwu received a WeNaturalist People of Nature Award under the category Environmental Educator of the Year 2023.