NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, on
Thursday called on teachers to adequately equip students
to enable them engage with the pressing environmental
issues of the 21st century.
lady, who joined heads of the prestigious G-20 League of
Schools for a conference in Nairobi, said young people
should develop skills to enable them tackle
“As a global
community, we need young people to develop the skills
they need and access the necessary resources to support
conservation efforts and further engage in the
environmental policy making process,” she said.
lady said there is need for young people, irrespective
of what career paths they choose to pursue, to begin
thinking about how they are going to drive development
and how they will implement their innovations in a way
that is environmentally sustainable.
She said the
world is witnessing the emergence of a more bold and
visionary young generation that is ready to build a
better world through progressive experimentation with
new ideas, questioning the status quo and defying dogma.
seeing a generation that is willing to take chances and
chart their own paths,” she said, adding that educators
need to direct this passion, support their interests and
empower them to be catalysts of change.
conference brought together delegates from across the
world to discuss key issues facing global educators and
their roles as leaders in the sector.
Group of Schools is a global organization that brings
together heads of the world’s leading institutions for
an annual conference. It is the first time the
conference is taking place in East Africa.
association includes schools from 20 countries.
and South Africa are the only countries from Africa that
are represented in the G-20 group. Kenya’s Brookhouse
School is the youngest member.