In an effort to address the growing concern about plastic waste and promote environmental consciousness among young students, Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS) has launched the Plastic Waste Recycling Project in all Pentecost schools.
The initiative was launched today by the PENTSOS Director, Elder Richard Amaning, during a grand durbar organised by The Church of Pentecost in partnership with PENTSOS and Zoomlion Ghana Limited at the Pentecost Preparatory School (PPS), Madina.
Recognising the importance of educating the younger generation about the impact of plastic on the environment, PENTSOS aims to equip pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to reducing, reusing, and recycling plastics. The relaunch of the Plastic Waste Project in Pentecost Schools was a significant step towards achieving this goal.
As part of the project, some students visited the Universal Plastic Products Recycling (UPPR) facility, where they witnessed firsthand the process of recycling plastics.
This practical experience aims to deepen their understanding and foster a sense of responsibility towards environmental conservation.
The launch of the Plastic Waste Project in Pentecost Schools coincided with the World Environment Day celebration, which served as a reminder of the collective responsibility to protect the environment.
The Plastic Waste Project in Pentecost Schools is expected to be crucial in nurturing environmentally conscious citizens from a young age. By equipping students with the necessary knowledge and practical experiences, PENTSOS aims to create a generation that understands the importance of responsible waste management and actively participates in reducing, reusing, and recycling plastics.
As the Plastic Waste Project takes flight in Pentecost Schools, it is hoped that the collaboration between PENTSOS, educational institutions, and waste management companies will set a positive example for other schools and communities to follow.
The launch of this project marks a significant milestone in the journey towards a plastic waste-free society, as PENTSOS and its partners work hand in hand to instil a sense of environmental stewardship in the hearts and minds of young students.
The World Environment Day durbar, which took place at the premises of the Pentecost Preparatory School (PPS), Madina, also had in attendance Apostle Samuel Gakpetor (National Coordinator for Environmental Care Campaign and Agormanya Area Head) and Mr. Jephthah Tetteh (Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer at Zoomlion Ghana Limited).
Some ministers of the Church, representatives from PENTSOS and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, as well as dedicated staff and teachers from PPS-Madina, PPS-Ashaiman, PPS-Bubiashie, and PPS-Tema, also participated in the event.