Zoomlion Foundation sponsored 32 Zoomkids Club members, 20 females and 12 males from Sowah Din Cluster of Schools to take part in Ghana’s 59th Independence Anniversary Day parade.
Established in 2008, the Zoomkids Club Project is the flagship project of the Zoomlion Foundation, which seeks to educate and actively engage schoolchildren as agents of change for sanitation improvement in schools and communities in Ghana.
It is made up of environmental sanitation clubs operating in schools in all the 10 regions of Ghana, and it is currently operational in over 400 schools in the country. The ultimate aim of the Zoomkids Club project is to raise the standard of environmental sanitation in our communities to appreciable levels.
Zoomlion Foundation provides funding for Zoomkids Club activities such as environmental education, school compound beautification, study trips, quizzes on environmental sanitation, clean-up activities, and the supply of sanitation improvement logistics to schools.
Interacting with the media, the Programme Officer of Zoomlion Foundation, Mr Thomas N. Korley, explained that the participation of the Zoomkids Club members was an opportunity for them to learn the true meaning and essence of independence and make them feel they can do great things for Ghana. He added that it was also an occasion for Club members to tell their colleagues about what they did as club members and contribute to national consciousness on environmental sanitation management.
Matilda Kubi, who is a Club Patron and a School Health Education Programme (SHEP) Coordinator, expressed her gratitude to Zoomlion Foundation for sponsoring the Club to participate in the Independence Day parade and was of the view that continuous sensitisation and awareness creation among schoolchildren would yield a lot of positive results.