The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Academy has announced that a four-week summer school for children, aged 8–13, will commence next month.
This is contained in a statement issued on behalf of the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Ibrahim Odumboni.
According to the statement, the summer school will begin from 1st August to 26th August, at its headquarters, Ijora-Olopa, on the tenets of effective waste management.
It is the second edition of the programme which debuted last year, aimed at educating pupils on effective waste management and environmental best practice.
Odumboni said the summer school was put together to groom the younger generation on the need to imbibe a positive mindset and outlook on environmental issues, during the holiday period.
“We have designed the Summer School program to educate children from a tender age on the concept of waste and environmental management, to raise ambassadors for a cleaner and healthier environment, with seasoned facilitators in a conducive learning environment.
“This will help to groom children as responsible environmental advocates while providing other fun-filled activities to aid the learning process”.
He urged parents and guardians to use the opportunity presented by the long vacation in school to enrol their children and wards for the summer school.
Team Lead of the Academy, Elizabeth Ademola said the summer school program was structured to simplify the concepts of waste and environmental management to children.
According to her, the program will ensure that every child gets sufficient and holistic knowledge of issues bordering on environmental sustainability.
“Being an educative/social forum, we have designed various activities such as classroom lessons, quiz competitions, essay competitions, debates, indoor and outdoor games, impromptu speeches, excursions, video games, Culinary classes, Field trips and Excursions, research and experiments on waste management, career talks and lots more,” she stressed.
She further informed that registration for the free summer school programme would end on Friday, 29th July, 2022.