Doha Bank’s ECO-Schools Program Awards Schools Leading Environment Friendly Initiatives

Doha Bank’s ECO-Schools Program Awards Schools Leading Environment Friendly Initiatives By Darlene Regis - March 28, 2022
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Awards presented to 8 schools in Qatar at a ceremony held on Saturday, 26 March with Dr. R Seetharaman, Group CEO of Doha Bank, officials and students.

Reinforcing its commitment to evolving environmental awareness, Doha Bank, one of the largest private commercial banks in Qatar, announces the 08th edition of its ECO-Schools Program Awards held on Saturday, 26 March. The awarding ceremony recognized students and schools in Qatar that completed the ECO-Schools project on their school’s ground and play an active role in learning environmental issues and implementing sustainable practices.

The ECO-Schools program is designed to empower and inspire young children to make positive environmental changes to their schools. The ECO-Schools Program Awards were presented to 8 schools in a ceremony at Doha Bank’s headquarters. The awards acknowledged the creativity and innovation of students in successfully completing their green projects as part of the ECO-Schools Program.

For the ‘Environmental Health’ category, the awards were presented to 4 schools,

Birla Public School for ‘Sowers and Growers (Kitchen Garden)’ project, Pakistan International School Qatar for the ‘Breathe Your Own Oxygen’ project, Philippine School Doha – Junior High School for the ‘Vertical Garden’ project and Philippine School Doha – Senior High School for ‘Green Revolution: A Move to Environmental Sustainability project.

The following 2 schools were recognized under the ‘Water Management’ category, Al-Ahnaf Bin Qais Independent School for the ‘Stop, Save a drop’ project and Rajagiri Public School for the ‘Pot Drainer System’ project.

Similarly, under the ‘Energy Saving’ category, the awards were received by DPS-Modern Indian School for the ‘Conserve energy, achieve synergy’ project and Philippine International School Qatar – Intermediate for the ‘Bicycle Eco-electric generator’ project.

During the awards ceremony, students from Rajagiri Public School performed on ‘Dreams on Fire’ and Philippine International School Qatar, performed on ‘Environmental song’. In addition, a Green Quiz was conducted for students to raise awareness on environmental conservation and protection issues.

Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO of Doha Bank, said: “Doha Bank firmly supports promoting environmental education among students through ECO-Schools Program. We recognize the young generation’s creative ideas and projects that promote environmental preservation and sustainable development which eventually make the world a better place to live in and for the future generation. We are pleased to see the effort made by the school’s Management, Teachers, and Students for an innovative idea and completing the projects. We look forward to another successful ECO-Schools Program with enthusiastic participation from schools and students in Qatar.”

H.E. Nassir Al-Nasser, Chief Guest of the program said, “I am delighted to participate in Doha Bank’s event today that acknowledges and awards school’s children who successfully completed projects that highlight the importance of environmental awareness in Qatar.”

Mrs. Al-Anoud Khalid Al-Attiyah – Manager, Public Relations and Communications of Doha Bank said, “Doha Bank’s ECO-Schools program is a unique platform for students to learn and actively support to reduce carbon footprint and develop greenery, it emphasizes Bank’s effort undertaking partnerships with schools to implement the ECO-Schools project. Doha Bank has organized, participated, and supported in a number of green activities such as Beach Cleaning, Tree Planting, Al Dana Green Run in line with bank’s CSR initiatives”.

Doha Bank’s ECO-Schools program provides significant opportunities for children to become environmental advocates, Schools anywhere in Qatar can join the program free-of-charge – The ECO-Schools Core Process is very simple. Schools are requested to create a framework for student activities and to make a commitment to the ECO-Schools Committee. Once approved, the schools implement the action plan. The Committee later monitors the progress made and awards ECO-Stars to successful schools and projects.

Source: Doha Bank

By Darlene Regis - March 28, 2022

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