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[Zimbabwe] International environment day commemorations

Written/submitted by Samson Mhlanga on 30 July 2018
Group photo with the primary school learners

The National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe’s SOLTRAIN country partner, exhibited  and  presented  at the International Environmental Day’s commemoration held in late March at Milton Primary School, Bulawayo.

 

Other organisations present included the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education represented by the Provincial Education Director - Bulawayo Province, Bulawayo City Council Parks, Alliance Française de Bulawayo, Environmental Management Agency, Forestry Commission, Zimbabwe Climate Change Coalition, Zimbabwe Water Authority, Meteorological Department, National Parks and Wildlife Department, Zimbabwe Tree Ambassador and various Primary and Secondary Schools.

The objective was to use a single day to commemorate a number of significant global environment events occurring in March, including Africa Environmental Day, World Wildlife Day, International Forest Day, World Water Day, World Meteorological Day and Earth Hour Day. The commemoration involved raising awareness of the different days and their importance through presentations, followed by Quiz Time for the students.

These sessions were then followed by a practical demonstration by Mr G Munhuwamambo and Eng A. Mnkandla of the Solar Thermal Technology which offered practical  solutions to challenges common to all the environmental days.

The gathering was concluded with a symbolic tree-planting ceremony. The event was sponsored by Alliance Française de Bulawayo represented by their Director, Mr Durand-Massé. Mr J Zvaita (Programme Director of Zimbabwe Climate Change Coalition), Mrs S B Ncube (Deputy Provincial Education Director), Eng S Mhlanga (SOLTRAIN-NUST Representatives), Mr D. Ndlovu (EMA) and Mr S Dube (BCC) also presented at the event.