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May 14, 2014
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Artistes voice for climate change

Pampi Judah performs during the Voices for Climate Change Education Project at Anderson Primary in Bog Hole, Clarendon, recently.

Big Pop proving to be one the most-liked artistes. - Contributed photos

Minori entertaining students.

Pam Hall edutaining about climate change while performing onstage during the Voices for Climate Change Education Project at Anderson Primary in Bog Hole, Clarendon, recently.

A man shows off his dance steps.

Colah Colah performing for students.

Panos Caribbean, partnering with the efforts of several local artistes, has embarked on an islandwide edutainment campaign on climate change.

The project began in 2009 and has been equipping members from various communities with information on climate change, which is predicted to cause more intense hurricanes, increase droughts, sea-level rise and increase flooding.

The Voices for Climate Change Education Project is being implemented by Panos Caribbean and the National Environmental Education Committee. The project is being sponsored by the Climate Change Investment Fund through the World Bank.

The latest leg of activities took place at Anderson Primary in Bog Hole, Clarendon.

educating people

Thirteen popular and upcoming artistes, including Lloyd Lovindeer, Pam Hall, Aaron Silk and One Third, rendered their services, with the aim of educating people about the positive and negative effects of climate change.

Teachers, students and parents from nearby all participated, with great enthusiasm, in activities asked of them by MC Camalla Latouche.

The artistes performed brief sets, which included messages about the preservation of trees, recycling and proper disposal of garbage and environmental awareness.

Stacy Swaby, Panos Caribbean's programme officer, believes the day was a success, after seeing the reaction of the students, teachers and members of the Bog Hole community - who were later treated to a free stage show.

The artistes' support was of the highest significance: "Most of them have been with us since 2009. They are always willing and going the extra mile to help us educate people about climate change. The school's principal, Jodi Newby, was very accommodating," she said.

Additional performers include Nazzleman, Big Pop, Minori, Colah Colah, Pampi Judah, Black Dice, Amique and Boom Dawn.

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