Vivo Energy Ghana partners United Way Ghana …to promote environmental sustainability in schools

 Vivo Energy Ghana in partnership with the United Way Ghana has launched the first-ever Vivo Energy Envi­ronmental Club under its umbrella initiative, Cyclean, to promote envi­ronmental sustainability in schools.

The initiative which is in line with the Vivo Energy Sustainabil­ity Framework, seeks to inculcate the habit of good environmental practices among pupils as their contribution to supporting govern­ment’s efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.

The programme is critical to Vivo Energy Ghana, as it forms part of the company’s overall busi­ness efforts to support the achieve­ment of the 2030 SDGs Agenda by investing in the communities where it operates and working with successive governments to support the development of these commu­nities.

The Human Resources Manager of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mrs Mercy Amoah, stated this in her remarks during the launch of the Club at the La Enobal School in the La Dade-Kotopon Municipality.

“We believe that creating public awareness and educating people, especially children on how to preserve the environment is the foundation for a sustainable world for us and future generations. For this reason, we are pleased to be launching this programme and do­nating cleaning tools, hand washing facilities and other toiletries to support the club and the students with access to adequate resources for proper waste collection and disposal, tools to recycle waste items from the environment, and ignite their creativity to beautify the school environment,” she said.

As the main implementers of the programme, the Executive Director of United Way Ghana, Mr Felix Kissiedu, said the programme would provide an opportunity for pupils to be engaged in lessons and green activities, facilitated by teach­ers trained with a multi-stakeholder validated Ghana Education Service (GES) curriculum and relevant learning materials.

“Over the initial period of one academic year, our pupils from La Enobal Basic School will have the opportunity to expand their eco-consciousness and gain knowl­edge about the environment, help to solve local environmental prob­lems, learn about green technology and compete in Environmental Club Competitions,” he noted.

The Municipal Director of Ed­ucation of the La Dade-Kotopon Municipality, Ms Habiba Kotomah, was full of praise for Vivo Energy and United Way Ghana for select­ing the La Enobal School as the first to benefit from this initiative.

“This programme is one that we have always yearned to initiate in the schools within this municipal­ity, and I am tremendously excited about the launch of this important programme, which I hope and know will transform not just indi­vidual lives but the community as well,” she said.

She also appealed to Vivo En­ergy Ghana and other corporate bodies to assist in building Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities for the municipality’s underserved schools.

Vivo Energy Ghana is the ex­clusive marketer and distributor of Shell branded fuels and lubricants.


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