The City School Youth Programmes organised a Recycling Week at 10 campuses in Lahore from 9-13 March 2015. The activity educated the students about the dangers of improper use and disposal of various materials/resources such as plastic, paper, water etc. and the benefits of the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The idea was to get them thinking about these issues, inspiring them to become recyclers in their daily life.
It was a great learning opportunity for the students and they enjoyed the activities that were arranged for them throughout the week. These included:
- Watching the documentary ‘Addicted to Plastic’.
- Poster, Creative Artefact and Essay Competitions.
- Preparation and distribution of reusable bags and leaflets on recycling.
- Presentations by students.
- Guest speaker sessions.
The guest speakers included General Manager NESPAK Mr Kamran Yousaf, Corporate Liaison Manager Wastebusters Ms Zillay Mariam, and CEO The Environment Protection Foundation Ms Zar Aslam.
The three winners of poster, artefact and essay competitions were:
- Zakiya Hayat Khan (Best Artefact, Model Town Boys Campus)
- Hina Akhter (Best Poster, Shalimar Campus)
- Zoya Ahmad (Best Essay, Ravi Campus)