The Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust has rolled out ‘My clean School my Pride’ campaign, an initiative that aims at promoting good sanitation practices and create environmental conscious minds among school going children in the country.
The First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika launched the campaign at a colourful ceremony that was held at The Lilongwe Academy in the city of Lilongwe.
Under the initiative, private schools under the Independent Schools Association of Malawi (ISAMA) will compete from zone, district, region up to national level for good sanitation practices in and around the school as well as initiatives to conserve the school’s environment.
“Sanitation and hygiene are important ingredients to a healthy learning environment. Clean schools produce smart students. Clean classrooms produce brilliant pupils. And school premises that are well cared for, produce students that are most likely to become successful in life.
“It is my hope that this Trophy will help to produce a good cohort of learners that are also conscious about cleaning their surroundings. ,” Madam Mutharika said.
According to the First Lady, BEAM Trust is currently working on modalities to run a similar campaign for public schools.
In his remarks, Minister of Education, Science Technology Fabiano hailed both BEAM and Isama for the initiative saying such initiatives will help the population to understand the importance of making the environment clean.
“The impact of imparting knowledge and skills around cleaner ad greener environments will soon translate to a better Malawi. It is our hope that the trophy will good results, because not only will children compete in keeping their schools green and clean, but they will also transfer he knowledge back to their homes and use the same knowledge later in their lives,” he said.
The minister further commended BEAM for the role it is playing in the educating sector through the provision of bursaries to needy students as well as the construction of girls’ hostels in some Community Day Secondary Schools.
Up to 600 schools are expected to participate in the campaign, according to President of Isama Joseph Patel.
BEAM and Isama sealed a working partnership last year.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :