The Indomie Go Green Easter Festival took place in Tema at the Our Lady of Mercy Senior High School.
The Festival was a unique celebration to assess the impact of the Go Green Educational Campaign that was organized by the Environmental Health Club. Akweley, the Sanitation Ambassador for A.M.A / Zoomlion (2nd runner-up, Ghana’s Most Beautiful fame) and also known in private life as Ms Jacqueline Mantey – Amoo was the special quest. The theme for the festival was “your environment is your health-respect the environment”.
Mr. Timothy Sowah, the immediate past Administrator of the Desk Educational Institute, recounted the lessons shared during the Go Green Education Campaign with the participating schools. He indicated the purpose of the festival was a creative way to impact knowledge through entertainment. The activities included environmental sanitation quiz, countdown spelling, singing and dancing competitions.
Ms Rachael Haizel, an Ambassador of the Organization who took over from Mr. Sowah, run the show successful to the admiration of the teachers, parents and the pupils/students present. Ms Haizel
was assisted by Ms Janina offei-Amponsah to do the interesting countdown spelling and dancing competitions.
Ms Gloria Kafui Amegah also entertained the participants in a participatory sing along of a rendition of an environmental song to be launched later. Akweley presented prizes to the winners of the various competitions. The prizes included Carex hand sanitizers, branded books from Indomie and other educational materials from the United Kingdom.
The Go Green Educational Campaign for schools took off last year December with the Bexhill International School in Tema Community 11.
The purpose of the campaign is to provide a facility to promote separation of waste in schools, to know the volume of plastic water sachet waste generated in each school and to facilitate recycling. This will help control the increasing plastic litter menace and to
reduce the pressure on our damping sites among other things.
The Project Coordinator of the Organization, Mr. Robert Amiteye, said that so far twenty schools have benefited from the education. He said Deks Educational Institute has acquired ten of the Innovative
Plastic Recycle Bins followed by Queen Esther School (3), Creator schools (5) and Bexhill International School (2). Mr Amiteye expressed satisfaction of the campaign and added that Christian Vertical Centre
was the only school that had initiated a move to go green with the water sachets.
The Innovative Bin was designed by Mr. Robert Amiteye and the fabrication was done by a Tema based welder. The bin described as simple and needs little or no maintenance also serves as a means
of generating money for the schools through the sales of the separated and collected bags of water sachets to the recycling plastic dealers or the sachet plastic recycling companies. Mr Amiteye hoped
that government through the Metropolitan /District assemblies will appreciate the importance of the idea and help to sustain it.
He said throughout the campaign they have engaged thousands of pupils/students, teachers and administrators. He thanked Ghana Television (GTV) and Rashida, the host of Awake morning show
on E-TV for the television time to advance the educational campaign. Everpure Ghana and Chakula Restaurant & Bar in Tema supported the programme. Nii Tema, the President of the Tema Traditional
council also supported the programme. Pastor Michael Asiamah-Appah donated books for the campaign.
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