(Left to right): Ms. Jessica James, Divisional Manager, Corporate Services NP, Mr. Allan Gonourie, Dean of St. Francois Girls College, Ms. Colette Perez, Principal of St. Margaret’s Boys Anglican, Ms. Julia Jackson, Principal of Melville Memorial Girls Anglican School and Ms. Alison Awai, Communications Specialist, SWMCOL.
St Francois Girls' Eco-Conscious Project
THE St François Girls’ College in Belmont launched its 2012 Young Leaders project in May.
And as one of its initiatives for the College’s 50th Anniversary, the Young Leaders’ Team chose to focus on the theme, "Promoting Eco-Consciousness in Our Community".
The project involved approximately 25 households in the neighbouring community of Belmont, which were asked to participate in separating and collecting the following types of recyclable waste: paper, plastic and glass.
According to Alison Awai, communications specialist with the Solid Waste Management COmpany Limited (SWMCOL), her company provided project assistance to the St. François Girls’ Young Leaders’ Team led by Dean Allan Gonourie.
The St. François Girls’ Young Leaders also initiated recycling programmes at the Melville Memorial Girls’ Anglican Primary School St. Margaret’s Boys’ A. C School, both located within the same community. Awai said that SWMCOL liaised with the corporate communications team at National Petroleum Marketing Company to contribute to each of the primary schools three (3) used oil drums used to separate recyclable wastes.
The bins were handed over to the schools in June.