The World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) Green School Programme has partnered with The Citizens Foundation (TCF) for an environmental education initiative, a press release issued on Thursday said.
Initially, through this partnership, environmental education activities will be introduced at a TCF school, located in Lidhar Village.
A memorandum of understanding in this regard has been signed by Senior WWF-Pakistan Director Dr Ejaz Ahmed and TCF regional manager Brig Sohail Saleem.
The school has 600 students from under privileged families. With the help of WWF-Pakistan, the statement said, these children will get a chance to learn more about environmental issues impacting Pakistan and the rest of the world.
This project has been started with help from Mehdi Mohsin, a director at Mitchells.
The Green School Programme is an environmental education and awareness campaign that engages students in year around events, activities and skill development workshops.
This partnership aims to make the students more environmentally aware and conscious.
The participating students will get an opportunity to become official ambassadors of the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan.
According to the statement, the Green School Programme was launched in 2010.
Since then, more than 15,000 students have become a part of the campaign.
The programme engages students in events including the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan Travelling Nature Carnival, Earth Hour and the National Arts Competition.
Each year, on Earth Day, thousands of saplings are planted by these students across Pakistan.
Students from across Pakistan have also worked on themes such as “Say No to Plastic Bags” and water conservation.
Some of these students participate in the Eco-Internship Programme, engaging in nature photography and documentary making.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 8th, 2014.