Houmed, 13, left, and Said Abdoul, 11, wait for their skit in a classroom as part of World Environmental Day. Students from five local elementary schools came to Ecole Annexe 1 in Djibouti City for World Environment Day. The children performed skits on environmental awareness and speakers included Elmi Obsieh Waiss, Djiboutian Minister of Environmental Management and City Planning and Sunil Saigal, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Operational Activities for Development and Resident Representative of United Nations Development Program.
Family and friends of the children were invited to attend. The five schools all have environmental clubs which maintain the trees and gardens on school grounds. The event was attended by Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF HOA) personnel Netherlands Marine Capt. Hans Steensma and U.S. Navy Capt. Kevin Hutcheson, CJTF HOA Political Advisor. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Second Class Roger S. Duncan. (RELEASED)