Doha Bank has presented eight schools in Qatar with the Eco-Schools Programme Awards in recognition of their commitment to addressing environmental issues that impact their school and the community.
The awards are handed out annually by the bank to recognise schools that play an active role in propagating eco-consciousness among students and which demonstrate a high degree of innovation and creativity in successfully completing their green projects as part of the Eco-Schools Programme, according to a statement.
This year, Doha Bank unveiled a new Eco-Schools logo to better reflect the programme’s core objectives.
Aimed at assisting and encouraging environmental education for students, the programme presents schools in Qatar with the Eco-Star Trophy in different categories.
Four schools were awarded the Eco-Star Trophy in the Energy Saving category: Birla Public School for its “Energy Saved is Energy Produced” project aimed at educating students about the importance of saving electricity and water; Pakistan Education Centre for its “Save the Energy” project that sought to create awareness among the students about the disadvantages of fluorescent and incandescent bulbs and the need to replace such bulbs with LED lights; Philippine International School Qatar (High School) for its “Energy Saving Campaign” project to enhance students’ environmental awareness; and Al Ahnaf Bin Qais Independent Preparatory School for its “Save Lights for Dark Nights” project that encouraged students to explore varied and creative ways to save energy.
The Eco-Star trophies for the Water Management category went to Philippine School Doha for its “Water and Plastic Bottle Waste Management” project, and to Philippine International School Qatar (Elementary) for its “Water Management” project to promote water conservation practices.
Al Tamakon for Comprehensive Education received the trophy in the Environmental Health category for its innovative “Create Bio-System” project, while in the Waste Management category, the trophy was awarded to Shantiniketan Indian School for its “Best Out of Waste” project.
Dr R Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank, said: “I congratulate all recipients of the 2016 Eco-Schools Programme Awards and hope the students who participated in the programme this year are able to sustain their commitment and continue using their creativity to find solutions to the environmental problems plaguing their school and community.”
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