Malawi Olympic Committee promotes waste management in schools
The Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) has said its sustainable waste management pilot project will help schools improve cleanliness and ensure that students own hygiene activities within their community.
MOC, through Olympic Solidarity, rolled out the project to improve livelihoods through proper waste disposal among primary and Secondary Students. Forty participants including teachers and 32 learners from Katoto and Chibavi Secondary schools, and Mchengautuwa and Katoto Primary schools attended the course.
Speaking at the Opening of the workshop in Mzuzu, MOC Chairperson for sports and Environment Commissioner James Kaunda said primary and Secondary students will be equipped with the waste management discipline.
“Waste has to be managed at all levels, so we will also go to all arenas across the country to promote this. Huge gatherings at sporting activities should be sensitized to environmental management issues.” Kaunda said.
Mzuzu District Education Sports Officer McNelbert Kadzuwa said learners will transfer waste management skills across the city’s schools.
“The education sector has welcomed the concept as it will go away in keeping our school environment and sports facilities.” said Kadzuwa
Facilitator William Nyirenda, who is also MOC Sports and Environmental Officer, decried poor waste management in the Country.