We are all aware that our youths are vibrant, adaptable, mobile and upward looking; they are the destined leaders of tomorrow and a fundamental force to tap into. That is why carrying them along and taking them on-board of the going green campaign from the onset in any nation, is of paramount importance, the way forward and the wise thing to do.

However, to my uttermost dismay, I found during various discussions with our youth and surprisingly lots adults too, that quite a lot of people think of landscaping when you mention going green, some think they are actually synonymous! This prompted me to personally sit down and write a basic picture illustrated handbook called GEFTY, to assist, enlighten and arm our youth, who are the future leaders with basic knowledge of environmental sustainability through this handbook.

As part of activities marking the 2013 Children’s Day celebration, Mrs.Amosun launched Green Education for the Youth (GEFTY) initiative on the 27th of May, 2013 with the aim of equipping them with the tools of green education to enable them nurture the environment for their future benefits. She advised children and youths in the state to support and promote her campaign for the going green initiative through tree planting to ensure a sustainable and healthy environment.

“As the wife of the former governor, with it not being my place to meddle in matters concerning laws or policies, I am launching a 2 level initiative called GEFTY. Level 1 is Green Education For The Youth, whilst Level 2 is Green Empowerment For The Youth”.

 

The Founder

The wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, was born on the 2nd of May, 1966 to the family of (Late) Bishop Ayoade and Elder Christiana Odesanya. She started her primary education at St James Norland school in the United Kingdom and returned home to attend Yejide Girls Grammar school in Ibadan (1977-1982), from here she progressed to Oyo State college of Arts and science for her A level education (1983-1985) before gaining admission into University of Ife, now known as Obafemi Awolowo University where she bagged a BA.ED in English Education. Mrs. Amosun also holds a master Degree in Guidance and Counselling from University of Lagos in Nigeria.
The First Lady worked briefly as part of a
loss Adjustment Team in Barclay’s Financial Services and New Prudential Insurance Company both in the United Kingdom in the 1990s, but her main preoccupation over the years has been one of support to her husband in his various philanthropic roles in the society. 

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