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Winners of 2021 Dawn Project contest get prizes

The Dawn Project has formally presented the winners of the 2021 poetry and art competition tagged Climate Change: “a view from the heart and eyes”...

The Dawn Project has formally presented the winners of the 2021 poetry and art competition tagged Climate Change: “a view from the heart and eyes” with cash prizes worth over N1 million. 

This took place at a ceremony which was held in Lufasi Park, Lagos.

The winners include Akaba Bala, John Ibok Moses and Adebo Mayowa, who took the prizes for first, second and third positions respectively in the creative design category.

Onoja Alexander Egbe, Anuoluwa Olusegun Soneye and Jennifer Uloma Igwe, came first, second, and third respectively in the adult category while Victory Ashaka, Hassan Usman Aduragbami and Chidimma Nicole Nwakeze, won the prizes for the first, second and third positions respectively in the age 15 to 17 category.

Similarly, in the 7-14 years old category, Oyinkansola Olateju, Zara Etim-Inyang, and Deborah Silas emerged the first, second and third place winners in the competition.

A poet and initiator of the Dawn Project, Dr. Pamela Ajayi, explained how climate change is regarded as the greatest public health challenge of the 21st Century.

The Minister of State for Environment, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, commended the project organisers for galvanizing young people to mitigate the Climate change impact.

“Young people are increasingly using the power of their collective voice to advocate, lobby and lead campaigns towards the adoption. of environmentally friendly practices”, she said.

The project started as a quest for a dawn of a new consciousness about climate change and its dangers, with a group of collaborators to imbue the Nigerian youths with an understanding of how human actions are destroying the planet. 

The organisation hopes that through its various initiatives and efforts, they will be inspired to take actions to restore the earth.

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