Teaching children in Nigeria to tackle plastic
16 February 2019 | 4:00 pm
In the Nigerian metropolis of Lagos plastic pollution is a huge problem. The Green Fingers Conservation Initiative is helping kids learn about their environment through a creative approach.
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