The educational unit of the Lagos state waste management authority has begun a summer training for children between ages 8-12 in an effort to promote responsible waste management among Nigerians.
The program,which will last four weeks,aims to teach these young children the importance of reducing,reusing and recycling waste is said to have commenced since July 31,2023 at the authority’s headquarters in Ijora-Olopa, Lagos.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, at the opening ceremony expressed the need for children to be taught proper waste management while also involving them in other learning activities like arts and culture,sports and field trips and many more.He said “The summer school programme is designed to educate children from the tender age on the concept of waste management and environmental sanitation, raising ambassadors for a cleaner and healthier environment with seasoned facilitators in a conducive learning environment”
In addition, he urged parents and guardians to use the holiday period to engage their children by enrolling them for the physical or virtual classes made available.
Speaking at the same event, the academy’s team lead Mrs Elizabeth, made it known that the training was in it’s third edition and the ultimate goal is to ensure that each child is armed with sufficient knowledge of environmental sustainability practices.
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