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Empowering local players to raise children’s awareness

Project Planète Education – Benin

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According to the State of the Climate in Africa 2019 study, temperatures are rising by 0.4° per decade, twice as much as global warming. At the same time, the loss of biodiversity is extremely significant on this continent, which has to cope with increased demographic pressure. In the countries where Planète Urgence operates, environmental education is almost absent from official school curricula in public primary schools, where young people need to learn about environmental management in order to share it more effectively in society.

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The project is a response to a dual challenge:
– The growing environmental and climatic tensions in Benin, many of which are man-made: the disappearance of forests (15% between 2005 and 2015), the constant increase in plastic packaging discarded in nature (72,000 tonnes discarded every year) etc.

– Lack of material and training for teachers to pass on the concepts of environmental education and sustainable development (no document on ESD since 2000, 50% of primary school teachers think they have less than 5/10 competence in ESD).


This first phase of the Planète Éducation project hopes to help raise awareness of environmental protection and build the capacity of pupils in Benin’s public primary schools to adapt to climate change. To achieve this, the emphasis is on consolidating teachers’ skills and incorporating PU’s educational content into school curricula to ensure that the action is sustainable.

The project’s SDGs


Key figures

Since 2023, the programme has included :

teachers trained

children reached

In pictures

« Thanks to this project, we’ve been able to take part in various training and leadership workshops on environmental education and sustainable development run by YIMMA-Benin NGO facilitators. […] I’m very happy with the results of the project, because schoolchildren, teachers and parents have changed their attitudes and behaviour in favour of the environment and biodiversity. »

Sinda Emile TEKOU, teacher EPP Kouandata

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