By Edith Igbokwe
Kids in Ijora-Olopa, Apapa Local Government have benefited from Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Academy Summer school.
LAWMA Academy organised a four-week summer school for children aged 8 to 12 years with the aim of teaching the younger generation the fundamentals of effective waste management.
The summer school was also aimed at exposing the children to indoor and outdoor sports, field trips, among other activities.
The four-week programme began on Monday July 31, 2023 at the Authority’s headquarters, Ijora-Olopa.
It was gathered that the recent summer is the third edition of the programme.
Since inception, hundreds of pupils in the state have benefited from the LAWMA Academy’s summer school, acquiring essential waste management and environmental knowledge in the process.
Commenting on the programme, the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin noted that the summer school was organised to educate the younger generation on the need to imbibe the culture of proper waste management, to teach arts and crafts of upcycling.
Gbadegesin said: “The Summer School programme is designed to educate children from the tender age on the concept of waste management and environmental Sanitation, raising ambassadors for a cleaner and healthier environment.
“With seasoned facilitators in a conducive learning environment, this will serve to train youngsters as conscientious environmental activists.
“While also providing other enjoyable learning opportunities.”
He advised parents and guardians to always take advantage of the extended school holiday to enroll their children and wards in the Summer school, adding that those who could not participate physically Could join online.
The Academy’s team leader, Mrs. Elizabeth Ademola noted that the summer school was to simplify the concept of waste and environmental management For children.
And to ensure that each child had sufficient and holistic Knowledge of environmental sustainability practices.