Doha Bank’s Eco-Schools Programme Awards presented to 12
schools in Qatar
Doha Bank has announced the recipients of its annual Eco-Schools Programme Awards.
The Eco-Schools Programme Awards have been presented this year to 12 schools in Qatar across three categories. The awards acknowledge the ‘exceptional’ creativity and innovation demonstrated by these schools in successfully completing their green projects as part of the Eco-Schools Programme.
The nationwide initiative aims to recognise students and schools in Qatar that play an active role in propagating environmental awareness and implementing good environmental practices.
The Green Trophy, which rewards excellence in the Environmental Health category, was awarded to three schools: Al Ahnaf Bin Qais Independent Preparatory School for its ‘Hanging Garden for Ornamental Plants’ project, International School of London – Qatar for its ‘Rooftop Garden’ project and Rajagiri Public School for its ‘Organic Farming-Vegetable Garden’ initiative.
The Yellow Trophy representing the Energy Saving category went this year to Shantiniketan Indian School and Philippine International School Qatar-Elementary for their ‘Energy Conservation’ and ‘Conservation of Electricity in PISQ’ projects, respectively.
Seven schools were presented with the Red Trophy in the Waste Management category: Birla Public School for its ‘Swachhta Abhiyaan – Cleanliness Mission’, Pakistan International School Qatar for its ‘E-Waste Management’ project, Gheras International School for its ‘We instil today…you reap tomorrow’’ project, Philippines International School Qatar-High School for its ‘Waste Management: Recycling’ initiative, Doha Modern Indian School for its ‘Waste Management’ project, while Philippine School Doha secured two awards this year – one for its ‘Eco-Fashion and Recycled Products Fair’ project and the second for the ‘Composting by using waste paper, fruit peels and kitchen refused materials’ project realised by their High School and Intermediate divisions, respectively.
Dr R Seetharaman, Group CEO of Doha Bank, said: “I’m very proud to see another successful edition of the Eco-Schools Programme come to a close. The message of conservation and environmental protection that we seek to propagate is clearly resonating with the young generation, and the innovative projects presented by the student teams are proof that they take the concept of conservation and sustainable development very seriously.”
Apart from the school awardees, the Eco-Schools Programme awarding ceremony was attended by officials from various universities in Qatar. There was also a knowledge-sharing session with Prof Adnan Hamze, president of Arts, Sciences and Technology University in Lebanon.
“Doha Bank’s Eco-Schools programme provides substantial opportunity for children to become environmental advocates at a young age and what’s best is that joining it is totally free of charge,” Prof Adnan said.
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