• Cordie Aziz

Mohinani Group, Environment360 educates over 8,000 pupils on recycling

Students from the Reverend Thomas Clegg Methodist School, Kaneshie in a group photograph with the organisers of the competition

More than 9 tonnes of recyclable waste materials have been generated by over 8,000 school children between the ages of 9 and 13 under the Mohinani Group Recycling and Waste Management campaign since its inception in 2016.

The recyclable waste materials which were made up of 5.5 tonnes plastics and 3.6 tonnes papers were collected and segregated by twenty-six primary schools drawn from Accra and Kumasi during the 4 months competition for two years.

The campaign which was run in a form of a competition amongst the schools was under the theme: “Celebrating our Past, Inspiring our Future” and was in partnership with Environment 360 an NGO and the Ghana Education Service (GES).

At the awards ceremony for the 2018 winners, Ashok Mohinani, Executive Director of the Mohinani Group noted that over 290,000 cedis has been spent so far on the initiative that serves as one of the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.  

Mr. Mohinani said the recycling campaign formed part of the Group’s commitment towards education, waste management, recycling and health to improve and promote a safe and healthy environment for Ghanaians.

The Reverend Thomas Clegg Methodist School, Kaneshie emerged as the Overall Best School for 2018 with 1,229kg of recyclable waste and received a package made up of educational literature, equipment and accessories worth 5,000 cedis.

The Class 2M of the same school also emerged as the Overall Best Class with 87kg recyclable waste and were treated to a KFC Party for their outstanding performance.

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