Students of La Enobal Basic School equipped to convert waste to cash

Students of the La Enobal Basic School in the Greater Accra Region have benefitted from a training on how to convert waste materials, such as plastics, into money making ventures while promoting sustainable waste management practices.

The students were taken through various ways of recycling waste into cash, including recycling and upcycling, and were also provided with practical tips on how to reduce waste and conserve the environment.

Organised by Vivo Energy Ghana and the United Way Ghana, it was held on the theme “Cash for trash” in Accra on Tuesday to commemorate the annual World Earth Day celebrations.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 globally to protect the planet from things such as pollution and deforestation.

The event was spearheaded by Vivo Energy Ghana’s Green Champions, a dedicated group of employees leading green initiative in the company.

The Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr Kader Maiga, underscored the importance of the partnership with United Way, as it would lead to the formation of sustainable solutions to Ghana’s waste management challenges.

“At Vivo Energy, we are committed to promoting sustainable waste management practices and protecting the environment. We believe that by working together, we can make a difference and create a more sustainable future for all,” he said.

He added that in line with Vivo Energy’s Ghana sustainability framework, it had engaged in various environmental projects to encourage individuals and organisations to take actions towards building a circular economy.

The Head Teacher of La Enobal Basic School, Mr Micheal Odonkor, expressed his appreciation to Vivo Energy and the United Way for providing the students with such an opportunity as it would make students more responsible and take care of the environment.

“This event has been very informative and educative. Our students have learned a lot about the importance of protecting the environment and how to recycle waste to generate cash. We are grateful to Vivo Energy Ghana and the United Way for their support,” he said.


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