Communities Ministry takes 3G’s to Lethem school

DPI, Guyana, Monday, February 4, 2019

Students of the Arapaima Primary School at Lethem, Region 9, are now more equipped with the knowledge of proper waste management. This was possible through to the Ministry of Communities’ Green Generation Guyana (3G’s) initiative.

The programme was organised by the ministry’s Sanitation Management Unit which also donated several waste receptacles to the school.

Coordinator of the Green Generation Guyana (3G’s) senior engineer, Amrita Harricharran explained that the programme covers four areas including waste separation, composting, tree planting and handwashing.  She told students that each of the activities is important for their health and the environment.

“The Green Generation project promotes sustainable schools. We are looking at ways we can help you, future leaders of this community, to ensure that your environment is sustainable. By managing your waste, you can help keep your community more beautiful,” she told the students.

Mayor of Lethem, John Macedo said the town council recently approached the ministry to bring the project to the township. The programme at the primary school is the first of many to be introduced in the municipality.

“It is the Green Generation Guyana. You children can make a difference in this town. You are the real magicians. You can change this town forever. Do not be afraid to dream big. Have dreams, and have goals,” he told the students.

The Green Generation Guyana is a public education campaign aimed at promoting improved solid-waste management in the home and community. The multimedia campaign is directed at young children with the goal of developing a new generation of citizens of Guyana who will grow up with an environmental consciousness and habits that are green and sustainable. The hope is that for this next generation of Guyanese, good solid-waste management practices would be a natural way of life.

Alexis Rodney

Images: Karime Peters 

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