Eco Club

10 May 2014

The Kenya Organization of Environmental Education (KOEE) and the Wrigley Company Foundation, in collaboration with the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) organized a launch event for the Litter-Less Project.

The Kenya Organization of Environmental Education (KOEE) and the Wrigley Company Foundation, in collaboration with the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) organized a launch event for the Litter-Less Project to be implemented in schools in Nairobi and Kiambu Counties. The event was held on 21st February 2014 at Jogoo Road School where members of the Eco Club represented The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi.

The event brought together teachers and students from twenty-four different schools to join hands for sustainable management of solid waste in schools and communities. Litter Less Campaign is a global project that started in fifteen countries and is now operational in thirty-five. The project aims at engaging and educating children and young people on the issue of litter and encouraging them to make positive choices. The campaign supplements the existing work that the Wrigley Company has undertaken to encourage the responsible act of disposing litter. KOEE is the FEE Chapter in Kenya and is therefore coordinating the project implementation closely with the Wrigley office in Nairobi.

The key objectives of the launch event were to:

  • Raise awareness of the effect of litter on the local environment and wider community.
  • Increase pupil’s knowledge and practical skills to prevent and manage litter.
  • Enable schools to collaborate and promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) using the Eco-schools strategy.

A series of activities were planned for the day including a clean-up walk around the school, ceremonial tree planting, entertainment and speeches from guests.

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi is also going to start school-based activities for the campaign.