This is the first environmental awareness campaign embarked on by IDEAS for KNUST since its inception in January 17, 2014. On the 16th of May, 2014, members of IDEAS chapter of KNUST reached out to students of Ayeduase Roman Catholic Junior High School. The theme for the campaign was ‘The Environment is Everyone’s Business’.
It was centred on the need to protect the environment and the reuse of some components of waste such as plastics. It all started with a team building exercise followed by a discussion on the current environmental situation in the country, its effects now and in the future. Ways of minimizing plastic waste were also elaborated. Students of the school were also encouraged to pursue higher education.
Members of the chapter finally donated dust bins to the school as a way of minimising littering on the school’s compound. Members were excited because of the impact they made in the lives of the junior High School Students. As such, we hope to embark on more physical projects the coming semester. Pending projects may include the launching of IDEAS on KNUST campus, planting of trees and collaboration with zoom lion to clean the streets of Ayeduase.
-Akosua F. Boateng
IDEAS for KNUST