WWF-Pakistan collaborates with The Citizens Foundation for Environmental Education InitiativeLahore, March 6, 2014: World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) Green School Programme has partnered with The Citizens’ Foundation (TCF) for an environmental education initiative. Initially through this partnership, environmental education activities will be introduced in a TCF school, which is located in a remote area at the outskirts of Lahore in Lidhar Village.
The school presently has a student body of 600 less privileged students who are getting quality education through the TCF initiative. With the help of WWF-Pakistan, the school’s children will get a chance to learn more about environmental issues that are impacting their country and the world today. This project has been started by the help of Mehdi Mohsin, Director, Mitchells, who is personally devoted to the empowerment of youth for a better environment.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Ejaz Ahmed, Senior Director, WWF-Pakistan and Brig. Sohail Saleem, Regional Manager North, TCF.
The Green School Programme is a structured environmental education and awareness campaign that engages the students in year around events, activities and skill development workshops. This partnership aims to make the students more environmentally aware and conscious through WWF-Pakistan’s Green School Annual Programme. Through this partnership the students will get an opportunity to become official ambassadors of WWF-Pakistan, and will participate in various WWF events and activities.
The Green School Programme was launched in the year 2010, and since then more than 15,000 students have become a part of the campaign. The Green School Programme successfully engages the students in events such as WWF-Pakistan’s Travelling Nature Carnival, Earth Hour which is an international movement for energy conservation and WWF’s National Arts Competition. Each year as a part of the Earth Day celebrations, thousands of saplings are planted by WWF’s Green Students all across Pakistan. The students also work on themes such as “say no to plastic bags” and water conservation. Under the Green School Programme the students are also given an opportunity to participate in WWF’s Eco-Internship Programme where they are engaged in challenging activities such as Nature Photography and Documentary Making, and also get to learn about pressing environmental issues.
Media Relations at WWF-Pakistan+92 42 111 993 725