Islamabad: Pakistan’s Green School Programme, in collaboration with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) launched the on Trail 5, Darra Jangla, Margalla Hills National Park. The Eco-Adventure Activity is designed for students of all age groups, from Grade one till 13.
WWF – Pakistan has been working on environmental education and awareness for more than 42 years, ever since its inception in Pakistan in 1970. The Green School Programme started in 2010 and aims to change the mindset of the students so that they become environmentally aware and responsible.
The objective of this one-day activity is to create awareness of Pakistan’s natural environment and provide students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy outdoor experience. The activities are designed to incorporate a blend of skills including physical training, self reliance and inculcate the spirit of team work.
Essentially, this activity aims to develop a sense of respect and love for nature among the Green Students. They were taught different skills, which include camping, tent pitching, knots techniques, lashing, navigation, compass reading and many more outdoor activities.
All the Green Schools of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Abbottabad and Peshawar took part in the activity with strength of over 1,200 Green Students.
Looking at its success, ten volunteers from Telenor HumQadam also joined WWF- Pakistan team to be a part of Eco-Adventure activity for Two days. First day was a capacity-building and training session of Eco-Adventure with the team. The training session was an advanced version of the activity designed for the students so that the Telenor team can learn from the experience as well. Second day, the Telenor team trained the green students of class 6-8 with the help of WWF – Pakistan team.
Radio1 FM91 is the official radio partner for Green School Programme.
WWF-Pakistan believes that through this activity an indelible message about environmental conservation can be instilled in these young minds.