LAHORE: Lahore Grammar School’s (LGS) Ghalib Market branch signed an agreement to become a certified “Green School” under the Green School Programme of World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) on Tuesday.
WWF-Pakistan has been conducting several environmental education programmes at the LGS’ campus over the past couple of years. These include the well structured Eco-Internship Programme for older children and Spellathon for younger children.
The MoU signing is a step forward towards a continued effort for empowering youth about concepts of environment protection and nature conservation.
The agreement was signed by Sania Khan, manager Corporate Relations, WWF-Pakistan and Gulrukh Rahman, principal LGS. A shield was also presented to Nighat Ali, director of the LGS campus as token of appreciation.
Gulrukh Rehman expressed her commitment in fulfilling the partnership and said that this initiative is a step towards a more environmentally conscious generation and it is important to educate the youth of Pakistan for a better tomorrow.
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.
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