About the Environmental Department

The Environmental department was officially set from the beginning of the year 2022. The school saw an essence of having this department due to the environmental crisis happening such as increase in the global warming and climate change that keeps affecting the economic state of the world keeps facing currently. Bad enough, the most vulnerable group of all people who become more impacted by these current shifts are children and fact that they are in Africa, which makes them even most vulnerable to such shifts due to the state of the continent’s economy and social development which requires more assistance and support to cope with such crises.

The schools saw the need to have a platform where young children could be exposed to proper environmental conservation trainings, learning process and activities in order to be present and adoptive to the changes in order to participate fully in the decision-making arena over their future economy, social and physical growth regardless of environmental fatal changes happening around them such as climate change and global warming.

The objectives guiding the department includes;

  1. Develop an Environmental education curriculum that will be used at school for Environmental lessons in class.
  2. Create an environmentally friendly place at school for learners to sustainably enjoy it through infrastructural improvements.
  3. Facilitate different environmental projects that will be done by the school
  4. Attain Zero Waste through proper school’s waste management
  5. Contribute to global warming reduction and in taking climate action
  6. Biogas Production Project

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES

World Earth Day | 22nd April 2022

Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations.

The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest in Our Planet.” Earth Day 2022 is focused on accelerating solutions to combat our greatest threat, climate change, and to activate everyone – governments, citizens, and businesses – to do their part. 

World Environmental Day | 05th June 2022

To commemorate this day, Rightway schools planned to have an environmental week accompanied by several activities to protect, conserve and safeguard the environment but not forgetting making the week as memorable, educative and enjoyable as possible for the students, staff, teachers and parents. The activities began on 7th and lasted on 10th of June. 

The activities included;
Giving back to the community, Visiting the school’s shamba, Doing cleanliness in the school’s compound by students, Plan for the quarry tour at the end of June, Visiting a Marine Conservation Site and Visiting a Natural Salt Extraction Site

School Farm’s tour | 08th - June 2022

The shamba tour took place from 8th to 10th June whereby all learners, teachers and staff participated fully to make this tour a success. Generally, learners acquired the following during the tour;
Learnt how food was grown
Learnt how Marine Ecosystem was conserved
Planted trees and flowers
Learnt the natural ways of salt extraction.

Study tour to the natural salt making at the coastal site | 09th - June 2022

Study tour to the natural salt making at the coastal site (Prepared by Mikoko Foundation in collaboration with the school) For all learner’s on 9th June 2022 to promote Marine conservation.

The tour also aimed at familiarizing the learners on the processes involved in Natural salt extraction.

Quarry site rehabilitation visit | 01th - July 2022

Quarry site rehabilitation visit. (Prepared by Mikoko Foundation in collaboration with the school) At Wazo Hill Quarry Rehabilitation site where by learners engage themselves in leaning how the environment was destructed and how it got rehabilitated to its original state.

Environmental End of the year Award Ceremonies | 21st - Nov 2022

Sharon Ringo Foundation introduced Essay competition on climate change adaptation and promotion of local tourism in East Africa and one of learners joined the competition and became 8th Winner.

Environmental End of the year Award Ceremony was conducted on 21st Nov 2022 and our leaner received an award certificate.

Furthermore on 2nd Dec 2022 Mikoko foundation Environmental activities awards were given  to 6 of our learners. 

Plastic bottle recycling Activity

Plastic bottles recycling with an aim top reduce waste produced at school and promote zero waste. The collected plastic bottles will eventually be sold to the respective industry and the money earned used at school in its environmental operations accordingly

ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS

The school has a few environmental projects that engages all the community of Rightway Schools with an aim of conserving the environment through reduction of CO2 emissions by doing a mass tree planting campaign every once a year by all members of Rightway schools and reaching zero waste production through doing recycling projects such as paper and bottle recycling, waste management such as re-using the soil  produced from the schools’ dumpsite after burning mixed with treated wastes produced by the school’s poultry and animals like rabbits as manure to be used in the school’s farms and gardens for growth of schools’ plants, vegetables and trees while using the food remains from school as food source for the animals at school.