An initiative to intensify awareness of the COVID -19 pandemic and promote environmental protection has been launched in Accra.
The project dubbed "For a greener and healthier environment in school" is expected to be implemented in 25 schools in Accra and would include workshops and activities to inspire the youth to care about the environment.
Supported by Environment 360, a non-governmental organisation ( NGO) that specialises in creating community educational campaigns collection systems that support the work of informal waste workers, the project would also include a "Fight Corona Together -Art Competition" where participants would use textiles and plastics to convey a message on the COVID-19 pandemic namely, the wearing of nose masks, hand washing and sanitising as well as social distancing.
Speaking at the launch of the project, Mrs Diana Acconcia, European Union (EU) Ambassador to Ghana said with the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the project would go a long way to inculcate the habit of good hygienic practices; both personal and environmental in children.
As part of the project, five hand washing basins, 12 packs of tissues, six boxes of handwashing soap and 24 refuse bins were donated to the Aayalolo 3 Primary School, Central Mosque A and B Primary School, Aayalolo 1 and 2 Basic School, Amamomo 3 Primary School, Derby Avenue R/C Basic School, and Richard Akwei Memorial School.
Mr Stephen Abanfo, Director of Education, Ghana Education Service - Accra Metropolis, receiving the items on behalf of the school expressed his gratitude to the EU delegation and Environment 360 for their kind gesture and assured them that the items would be put to good use.
He said his outfit would not relent on its effort to ensure compliance with all regulations and safe environmental practices in schools.