HOW IT WORKS
- The network works through the collaborative effort of all stakeholders in the geographic realm i.e. teachers, professors, lecturers, practitioners of geographic learning, government institutions, N.G.O.s, students and all members in the community.
- For this mission to be realized the network must provide a platform whereby issues can be solved. This can be done by organizing projects, seminars, conferences, awareness programmes through committed volunteers whose innovations can help to impart greatly on these young future geographers.
- The system works based on the project being pursued.
- There will be the creation of all Geographical Societies in all Senior high Schools.
- There will be annual and periodic S.H.S student projects.
- There will also be University Student Projects.
To help us work towards our aim NFG will help students from Senior High Schools to undertake projects under the helpful and guiding eye of their university geography mentors. NFG will provide high-school students with an opportunity to understand and appreciate the course geography and its interrelated skills. Students are giving special projects to complete that will help their understanding of certain geographic features why they are located where they are and their importance to improve their communities. At the end of the academic year, the student teams showcase their efforts on a regional, national and world stage (if possible). Best schools and students in a particular project will be given awards to motivate them to learn geography more.
The project works through the following:
- THE PROJECT BOARD
- GEO/COLLEGE MENTOR
- PROJECT AMBASSADORS
S.H.S. STUDENT PROJECTS
When the various branches of the societies are set, they will undertake projects quarterly or annually. These projects will take several forms:
- Students will be guided by their teachers (College Mentors) to choose topics or issues that are of relevant to society and need to be discussed.
- Students can be grouped into many from each school with different projects.
- Each group will be more than 5 and less than 20 or a maximum of 50 students if there is only one group from the school.
- Students will choose topics that are treated in class or a general one that aims at solving a particular problem in the community or global.
- Topics can include issues of global warming, climate change, poverty, underdevelopment, rural areas, migration, unemployment, GIS applications in solving real life issues, remote sensing, and environmental issues like land degradation among others and also health issues, politics etc.
- Students will be guided by both College mentors and Project Ambassadors.
TERTIARY STUDENT PROJECTS
- The Network will introduce in Tertiary Institutions what is known as the “GEO-DEBATE”. The Geo-debate is a platform that will be given to tertiary students to debate issues of geographic nature on one platform. The debate will be competitive and will be organised among the tertiary institutions that offers geography.
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