29 June 2021
By Sr. Gifty Abane, SHCJ
A global warming awareness club founded by Sr. Gifty Abane has been inaugurated in Holy Child Senior High School, Cape Coast as part of the activities lined up to mark the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus together with the 75th anniversary of Holy Child School, Cape Coast and in line with the 2016 General Chapter enactments Number 1: 5
“We will respond to the urgent and continuing need to care for our common home – our earth and the whole of creation – by probing Pope Francis’ call for an integral ecology and by taking seriously our personal and corporate responsibility for the survival and wellbeing of our planet.”
GWAC – the Global Warming Awareness Club is an environmental advocacy club to oversee the care of the trees. HOPSA (Holy Child Past Students Association) UK and the European Province of the Society sponsored 50 pieces of different seedlings for planting and plaque in the Holy Child School, Cape Coast, Ghana.
In addition, the club through its patron requested and received three hundred and fifty seedlings from Forestry Commission, Ghana for planting. The tree planting exercise is in resonance to the directives of the Ghana Bishops Conference in partnership with the Government for “Green Ghana Project”, a project aimed at planting five million trees, of which the Catholic Church hopes to plant one million. The plaque was mounted in honour of the Society’s 175th anniversary.