The Zoomkids Club, made up of environmental and sanitation clubs in basic schools, took part in the celebration of the 61st Independence Day parade as part of its public education on environmental sanitation.
Every year, children who are members of the Zoomkids clubs, participate in the Independence Day march as part of efforts to promote widespread awareness of environmental sanitation issues.
Members of the club used banners and placards with inscriptions such as: Do not litter, Waste is a resource, etc. to deliver messages on sanitation to draw public attention to environmental cleanliness.
The Zoomkids club is the flagship programme of the Zoomlion Foundation and is aimed at sensitising the general public to learn about the proper handling of waste and above all, to develop schoolchildren into responsible change agents for good environmental and sanitation practices in the future.
Working in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service, the 280 Zoomkids club members and their patrons were drawn from seven schools namely the Sowa Din Memorial JHS 1&2 in Accra, the Kabore Basic School in Ho, the Dan Ibu School Complex in Wa, the SDA Basic School in Bolgatanga, the Ada Foah Methodist Basic School, the Adenta Community School in Accra and the 3 Garrison Cluster of Schools in Sunyani.
Thousands of people in Accra, Bolgatanga, Sunyani, Wa, Ho, Adenta and Ada who witnessed the parade received messages geared towards sanitation improvement.
On his part, the Programme Officer of the Zoomlion Foundation, Mr Thomas Narh Korley reiterated President Nana Akuffo Addo’s message on sanitation, indicating that, “every day is sanitation day” and all must join hands to educate the general public on sanitation issues.
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He added that the Zoomkids Club Programme was aimed at training future leaders and giving them the platform to promote sanitation in the society.
He said it was hoped that the Zoomkids club would help to promote widespread awareness of environmental sanitation issues among young people and help them to adopt good sanitary habits.