Eejiomah recently spearheaded a transformative event at LEA Secondary School in Abuja, igniting a passion for sustainability and eco-consciousness among 17 young girls.

Renowned Nigerian artist, Ijeomah Okochi-Agwu, who hosted the event, shared her insights:

“Tee-Cycle by Eejiomah made a significant impact on 17 young girls in the heart of Abuja. Witnessing their enthusiasm and sense of accomplishment as they departed with their #upcycled T-shirts was truly inspiring. Through this initiative, I’m fostering a culture of environmental stewardship, one girl and one T-shirt at a time.”

“My visit to LEA Secondary School aimed to educate students about the importance of fashion sustainability in safeguarding our planet’s future. By upcycling old T-shirts, we’re extending their lifespan and diverting them from landfills, thus promoting a more sustainable approach to fashion consumption.”

“The event featured an educational session on climate change, a concept many of the students were unfamiliar with. Through engaging discussions and informative videos tailored to their comprehension levels, I elucidated the environmental impact of activities like burning bushes and the consequences of fossil fuel consumption and landfill accumulation.”

“What’s truly remarkable is witnessing these young girls take proactive steps to protect the environment by participating in our upcycling initiative. By merging fashion and art, we’re empowering them to become agents of change, fashioning a greener future for generations to come. I was proud to collaborate with Give Girls A Chance, a local NGO dedicated to girls’ education, amplifying the impact of our efforts.”

“Education plays a pivotal role in shaping attitudes and behaviors, especially when it comes to climate change. By engaging with these students at a formative age, we’re instilling in them a sense of environmental responsibility and empowering them to make meaningful contributions to sustainability. Additionally, my partnership with Sisi Calabar, a brand specializing in wearable art, underscores our commitment to community-driven initiatives.”

“To enrich the experience further, I enlisted the talents of young artists Michelle (my teenage daughter) and Demilade Akinse a budding artist, who guided the girls in integrating art into fashion and embracing sustainable practices, thereby fostering a sense of environmental consciousness.”

Witness the highlights of the event in the video shared here:

Through initiatives like Tee-Cycle by Eejiomah, I’m not only promoting sustainable fashion but also nurturing a generation of empowered and environmentally conscious individuals poised to effect positive change in their communities and beyond.

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