11-Year-Old Misimi Isimi Is On The Mission To Save Lagos From Environmental Waste


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Misimi Isimi is an 11-year old advocate for the environment. Coming from a family that is Eco-friendly inspired, her interest in the environment and her mum, Bolaji Fashola Isimi has been putting her through since the age of 8.

Her passion to teach other children about the importance of personal hygiene and protecting the environment, led her to start the Eco Kids Green ClubThe club was started in primary schools to encourage kids to go green and lead sustainable lifestyles.

Dubbed one of Nigeria’s youngest environmentalists, Misimi shared with BBC One Minute about her work

“There’s no such thing as waste. Every waste can be reduced, reused and recycled…. I love to educate kids right from their tender age so when they grow up, they can be caretakers. They can be environmentally responsible and environmentally conscious.”

Misimi was a volunteer for kids at the cleanup Nigeria Project where she helped clean up Isolo, Lagos. She is presently working on launching her cartoon environmental magazine. She had awareness programmes on environmental protection on world environment day and earth day.

She is an ambassador to many organisations fight environmental pollution both in and outside the country.

Watch her talk about her project here


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