Nyasa Junior Academy (NJA), through their year six students and the Green Club, on Thursday held a Science Fair at the school where several special exhibits were displayed in order to encourage young people to take leading role in conserving the environment.
According to the school’s Board Chair Rubina Hajat, such initiatives are aimed at nurturing students to become a resilient contributors to the society that they find themselves in.
“Through the Go Green Campaign, we encourage the students to think critically and take the lead in problem solving, to give them the skills to develop as enterprising thinkers.
“NJA is a “green school”, which means we recycle our paper and waste, manage our own compost, grow student ‘birthday trees’ and guide each class in the care of their own mini-gardens,” Hajat said.
Twice a term, each class prepares their Green Board presentations and all these activities promote environmental awareness, among students, according to her.
Hajat then said they will share their ideas with the Blantyre City Council (BCC) and other stakeholders to promote environmental issues for Malawi to remain habitable for everyone.
“Its high time people took environmental issues seriously, because if we just sit and watch, the environment will be depleted and that will not be habitable.
“Let’s change our mind set and have interest in environmental issues for sake of our children and future generation,” said Hajat.
She therefore said although students are encouraged to work hard, the school provide a “hands on, happy and secure learning environment, where all students are able to contribute.
Hajat also said students are mentored to seek their best in all that they do to ably become independent adult and environmental activists, among others.
“At NJA, we have a family environment, where students are encouraged to become involved in all aspects of curricular and extracurricular life around the school.
“Our vision is to provide a conducive learning environment wherein students can achieve academic excellence and gain strong moral values; to establish an institution where learning is an enjoyable experience, individual talents are enhanced and every child can fulfill their potential with pride and dignity,” said Hajat.
On her part Head Ministries, Elizabeth Barton said the school will continue to inspire and mentor students to get to their optimum potential.
Barton, who is just two weeks old at the school, has taught at several schools in Scotland and Middle East before retiring in 2013. The Scottish graduated as a qualified teacher in 1974.
“Even where I come from (Scotland), students are encouraged to participate environmental issues. As such, I will support all the activities by the school’s Green Club and encourage all students to take active role in creating a diverse and happy learning environment,” said Barton.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :