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Ocean Heroes Bootcamp Virtual Youth Camp

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: June 22, 2020

Young Kenyans are increasingly demanding more just, equitable and progressive opportunities and solutions in their societies. Climate change and related injustices are some of the most pressing issues of our time and luckily, 89% of youth believe that young people can make a difference.

 Young activist Bryan Michuki works with UNEP’s Youth and Education Unit and is involved in the “Tide Turners Plastic Challenge Badge” project, which seeks to increase awareness and educate young people across largely Commonwealth countries on challenges and solutions related to the production and waste of single use plastics.  

Bryan is using his social media platform to urge existing and emerging youth activists in Kenya to sign up for Ocean Heroes Bootcamp, an annual youth program designed to empower existing and emerging youth leaders, ages 11 to 18, to create their own campaigns to take action against ocean plastic pollution. Several Ocean Heroes recently spoke on the Ocean Heroes Youth Innovation panel, which you can watch HERE.

 This year’s Bootcamp is the first-ever virtual and free Ocean Heroes Bootcamp, taking place from June 26-July 1, and will reach more youth activists around the world than ever before by moving online in response to the current pandemic and associated travel restrictions. Registration ends June 24 at 11:59pm 

The six-day online event includes:

  • Daily livestream programs (panels, speakers, video premieres and more) complete with interactive Q&A sessions with hosts and participants
  • Self-service learning modules that include videos from experts, activities, and challenges that teach Ocean Heroes how to develop their own effective campaigns
  • Multiple contests and challenges for the chance to win awesome prizes and funding to support the youth campaigns
  • Daily video office hours with “Squad Leader” mentors, experts, special guests and more

 

Sign up your tweens and teens  and tell your friends to tell their friends!

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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