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18 September, 2012

More than 45000 students to benefit from WWF & SNGPL environmental education campaign


LAHORE: WWF – Pakistan, the foremost environmental and conservation organization in Pakistan, has partnered with Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd. (SNGPL) to conduct its annual spelling competition and awareness campaign called “Spellathon”.

This nationwide campaign has benefitted hundreds of thousands of students over the past two decades in various schools by introducing them to new concepts in environment and conservation. This year, the joint partnership between WWF and SNGPL will reach out to 45,000 students in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. SNGPL has committed to sponsoring 10,000 students from underprivileged public schools during this campaign, so they can enjoy the great learning experience as well as other students.

Specially designed and written Spellathon story books will be distributed amongst children, which will add to their knowledge of issues concerning energy consumption in Pakistan, conservation of natural resources, specially gas, and dealing with appliances that utilize gas for their safety and conservation. The campaign will be run from November 2012 till March 2013, which is the peak consumption season of gas.

Speaking at the occasion, Sania Khan of WWF – Pakistan said, “Spellathon is a great informational and educational activity that has enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands of children. Our partnership with SNGPL will help us involve and interact with underprivileged children who do not get chances to participate in such activities otherwise. Spellathon is a hallmark of WWF’s yearly environmental education activities.”

About WWF - Pakistan
World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan was formed in 1970 to address the growing environmental and conservation issues in Pakistan that not only affected the flora and fauna, but were also affecting the human population. WWF – Pakistan is a non-profit organisation, working to preserve, conserve and save our environment and natural resources. Today, WWF - Pakistan works through 31 offices with a team of approximately 340 dedicated staff members. We have our Head Office in Lahore, regional offices in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Quetta, and project offices wherever there is need and the potential to make a difference.

 

For Media Queries:

Nuzhat Saadia Siddiqi
Press & Media Relations Coordinator
WWF - Pakistan
Cell: +92 305 471 5120
Email: nsaadia@wwf.org.pk
Web: http://www.wwfpak.org
FB: http://www.facebook.com/WWFPak
Twitter: @WWFPak

 

For information about Spellathon:

Sania Khan
Assistant Manager, Corporate Relations
skhan@wwf.org.pk
WWF – Pakistan

 

Press Contact

Media Relations at WWF-Pakistan

+92 42 111 993 725
pk.communications@wwf.org.pk
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