Shape Attitude Ghana Collaborates with GES and UEW to Observe World Environment Day

Shape Attitude Ghana has collaborated with the Ghana Education Service and the University of Education, Winneba to mark World Environment Day and to celebrate its 9th Anniversary. The event which was under the theme "Less Plastic More Life," took place on June 5, 2023, at the assembly grounds of University Practice Cluster of Schools, South Campus, UEW. The aim of the celebration was to sensitize the pupils to understand and appreciate the need to desist from littering their environments with plastic waste and to inculcate the habit of developing positive behaviour and attitude towards the environment.

Among the speakers at the event were Mrs. Mabel Micah Judith (Municipal Director of Education), Mr. Wonderful Baisie Ghartey (CEO, Shape Attitude Ghana), Dr. Gifty Appiah-Adjei (Head of Journalism and Media Studies Department, UEW), and Professor Daniel Yelkpieri (Senior Researcher, Centre for School and Community Science and Technology Studies).

Mrs. Mabel Micah Judith, the Municipal Director of Education, addressed the gathering on the negative effects of plastic waste on the environment. She also outlined the benefits of proper waste disposal, and the importance of recycling.

“Now we know what too much plastic does to us and our environment. If we want to prevent the negative effects that they have on us, we have to make conscious efforts not to litter.” she told the students. She went ahead to make the students promise to dispose of plastic waste the right way.

Activities that marked the event included a cleanup exercise and an assembly


Dr. Gifty Appiah-Adjei encouraged the students to consider the importance of preserving the environment for themselves and future generations.

"Each and every one of us here has a duty to protect our environment. Whether you littered or not, when you see plastic waste on the floor, pick it up and put it in the dustbin. By doing this, we create a safe planet for all of us." she stated.

Professor Daniel Yelkpieri also reminded the students that the responsibility of protecting the environment lies in their hands. He urged them to treat the environment in a way that ensures a healthy future, saying: "As children growing up, we need to take responsibility into our hands. The future is ours... let's treat the environment in such a way that it will be a safe and healthy place for us to live."

Mr. Wonderful Baisie Ghartey concluded the event by advising the students to apply the knowledge gained at the event in their homes and schools, emphasizing the importance of cleanliness and health. He also asked them to spread the word and educate their peers and parents on the negative effects of plastic waste on the environment.

The collaboration between Shape Attitude Ghana, the Ghana Education Service, and the University of Education, Winneba, showcased the commitment to raising awareness about the environment and encouraged responsible waste management practices among the younger generation.

The schools involved in this initiative were University Practice A/B Primary School, headed by Mrs. Joana Amo Brown, University Practice Inclusive Basic School, headed by Mrs. Emma Frempong, and University Practice A/B JHS, headed by Mrs. Helena Amoah.



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