The educational arm of Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA Academy has organised a four-week summer school, for children aged 8 to 12, to teach the younger generation the fundamentals of effective waste management.
The four-week Summer School began on 31st July 31, 2023, at the Authority’s Headquarters, Ijora-Olopa.
According to the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, it was organised to educate the younger generation on the need to imbibe the culture of proper waste management, to teach arts and crafts, upcycling, as well as expose them to indoor and outdoor sports and field trips, among other activities.
He said, “The Summer School programme is designed to educate children from a 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”.
Dr Gbadegesin advised parents and guardians to always take advantage of the extended school holiday to enrol their children and wards in the summer school, adding that those who could not participate physically could join online.