President of the Rotary Club of San Fernando South Terrence Beepath presents the winners trophy to ASJA Girls College San Fernando teacher Aliyah Amarsingh. Photo by TREVOR WATSON

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ASJA Girls College, San Fernando Wins Recycling Competition

By Sue-Ann Wayow sue-ann.wayow@trinidadexpress.com

ASJA Girls' College in San Fernando yesterday received its prizes for
placing first in a recycling competition.

The prize giving ceremony took place at the school's compound at Todd Street in San Fernando.

The school was one of five that participated in the competition last year which ran for eight weeks from April 24 to June 15.

It was organised by the Rotary Club of San Fernando South, which partnered with the Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL).

Schools were provided with bins, bags and posters for the competition.

They were asked to submit photos and a report of the competition.
The cans and plastics were collected by Recycling in Motion and the waste paper by SWMCOL.

ASJA Girls' College collected 4,233 kilogrammes of waste material that included, paper, plastics, and aluminum cans.

Acting Principal Cindy Khan said, " Everyone was involved in this project. The students and staff we are very eco friendly. We have an environmental club and we support all things green. We are very supportive of projects in which the environment is protected."

The Rotary's Club Coordinator Nagen Annamunthodo said for placing first, the school received a trophy, certificates of participation, a refurbished computer and a cash prize.

Placing second, was San Fernando Central Secondary School. They
collected 1901.8 kilogrammes.

Third was St Joseph's Convent who collected 1,858.75 kilogrammes,
The top three schools all received trophies, cash prizes and certificates of participation.

The other schools that participated were Pleasantville Secondary School and the San Fernando East Secondary School. However Presentation College, San Fernando was unable to complete the competition because part of the school was gutted by fire last year.

Two recyclable bins were given to all participating schools donated by Rotoplastics. The cash prizes were donated by SWMCOL.

Annamunthodo said the Rotary Club was pleased with the success of its first recycling competition and it should become an annual competition.
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