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Zoomlion Foundation, Pureco Kft launch Pipe-It-Up Ghana

BY: Graphic Online

A unique environmental awareness programme for schools dubbed Pipe-It-Up-Ghana, has been launched by the Zoomlion Foundation and Pureco Kft.

Pipe-It-Up-Ghana programme
As part of the Pipe-It-Up Ghana programme, which is the result of a Hungarian-Ghanaian water partnership, a playful learning board game was developed targeting children aged 10-14. It involves the players in the construction of water pipelines.

During the game, the players gain important knowledge and learn various lessons about water through a series of question cards, which subtly helps them develop their water awareness and attitudes.

A statement issued by the partners said by implementing the project, they seek to help future generations to live a more water-conscious lifestyle and thus a healthier life through the environmental education and awareness activities of the Zoomkids Clubs.

Participating schools will receive educative talks on wastewater management, board game contests, field trips to water treatment plants and stand a chance to win prizes in nationwide contests.

“Pureco attaches great importance to the real value of water supply and the need to sensitize people on the issue, whilst the Zoomlion Foundation is the leader of environmental awareness education in Ghana schools. The Foundation is implementing the programme to raise the level of awareness among school-going children through the Zoomkids Clubs”, the statement said.

Board game championship pilot project
A board game championship pilot project was successfully held for schools in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region from November 2021 to end of January, 2022.

This involved training programmes for teachers from selected schools over the Christmas period, and the organisation of a model tournament among the Zoomkids, the statement said.

Presentation of prizes
Prizes for the best players were presented by Mr. Bálint Horváth, CEO of Pureco Kft during a visit by the President of Hungary, János Áder to the Kumasi Wastewater Treatment Plant. Also present were Károly Kovács, President of the Hungarian Water Partnership (HWP) and Róbert Forintos, Vice President of the HWP.

The Executive Chairman of Jospong Group and owner of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Dr. Joseph Siaw-Agyepong graced the occasion.

Regional and National Championships
To sustain the initiative and build on the experiences of the pilot project, more schools will be covered in 2022 and beyond. The Zoomlion Foundation says it expects to receive 1,000 pieces of Pipe-it-up, Ghana board games, which will be used to organise regional and national championships.