WWF-Pakistan has been conducting the “Spellathon”; an environment based spelling competition, in schools across the nation since the past 15 years. It has now become an essential part of almost every private school within the country targeting up to 100,000 students each year. It is critical to note that it is the generous and continuous support of leading corporate partners that WWF has been able to raise the quality and scale of the activity to a better standard each proceeding year. In order to raise the standard to a new hight for this year the sponsors for WWF-Pakistan’s Spellathon were; Rose Petal by Packages Limited , Blue Band by Unilever Pakistan Limited and Engro Foods Pvt Limited.
Media Partner: WWF-Pakistan has signed a three year agreement with Geo News under their media social responsibility programme to heighten awareness of local communities about the significance of natural resources to millions of Pakistani citizens as well as the general health of the country .More
Urdu Spellathon in Low Income Schools
WWF-Pakistan launched its 20 year old traditional Spellathon campaign in Pak Arab Refinery Ltd (PARCO) supported low income schools with the financial and logistical support of PARCO.
Spellathon booklets were translated to Urdu and distributed amongst 10,000 students across Pakistan. WWF-Pakistan and PARCO’s teams travelled far and wide, from Ibrahim Hyderi, Machike to Shikar Pur, Bahawalpur and all the way to Muzafargurh to help raise awareness about the environment and teach the students basic lessons on road safety and hygiene.
WWF-Pakistan and Indus Motor Company launched “Toyota School Environment Programme” (TSEP) in selected schools across Karachi in 2010-2011.
To proliferate the success of TSEP, WWF-Pakistan will be implementing the TSEP in private and government schools, colleges and universities across Karachi and Islamabad in 2011-2012 with the support of Indus Motor Company (IMC).
The Greeting Cards Catalogue is a part of WWF Pakistan’s annual campaigns to create awareness and raise funds for a diverse range of projects aimed at conserving nature. The unique designs and assortment of cards have allowed many to express feelings to loved ones through breathtaking images that help raise awareness about an important cause. A total of 140 companies from all over Pakistan participated in WWF-Pakistan’s Greeting Card Campaign. More
In its continuing mission to expand and increase financial means of improving the country’s environmental integrity, the Corporate Relations and Fund-raising Department of WWF- Pakistan has created the “Go Green Parliamentarians” initiative to more directly involve politicians in the nation’s conservation efforts.
Meanwhile, it would help the parliamentarians be more closely allied to environmental issues, enhance their personal awareness of environmental issues, give them greater access to literature, personalities and events connected to environmental protection and strengthen their standing both ecologically and politically within the environmentally-concerned community.
The Go Green Group (GGP) members participated in Earth Hour 2010 Launched by lighting candles and vigils at the Parliament. The Go Green Parlimentarians include; Mr. Hameedulla Jan Afridi, Mrs.Faryal Talpur, Syed Naveed Qamar, Ms.Syeda Nafisa Shah, Mrs.Tahira Aurangzeb, Mrs.Nuzhat Sadiq, Mr. Junaid Anwaar Choudhry and Mr. Arif Aziz Sheikh.
Capitalizing on 40 years of extensive field projects and careful research, corporate relations team and internationally acclaimed Pakistan Wetlands Programme of WWF-Pakistan for the first time invited the corporate Partners to its Eco Travel Trips.
The trips were organised to raise funds for conservation and to experience Baluchistan’s exquisite topography, Virgin Beaches, Clear turquoise oceans, folk music and regional cuisine and treasures of Makran Coast.
The tour included a trip to Astola Island on speedboats and camping at Judi Beach, Pasni, Jinwani, and the world’s famous turtle-nesting site, Daran beach.
Professionals and experts accompanied the participants from Pakistan Wetland Programme and corporate teams.
This was the first travel adventure organised by WWF-Pakistan and the Wetlands Programme. Several other environmental wonders in the North and within the Indus Delta Region have been scoped out with the aim of designing new eco tours starting from October 2010. more