Nestle partners NGO to train kids on waste management

Nestle Nigeria Plc is partnering with International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI) to train primary school pupils in Ogun state on effective waste management approach.

Themed, Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK), the training will take place in six primary schools in the state, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Nestle’s statement, released by Victoria Uwadoka, its head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, said, “Nestlé Nigeria is committed to driving more sustainability awareness to help protect the planet for future generations as embedded within our purpose at Nestlé.

“We are, therefore, delighted with the collaboration of stakeholders, including the Ogun State Ministry of Environment,  its Education, Science and Technology counterpart, the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Special Adviser to Governor on Education on this shared objective.

“As multiple researches have proven, habits imbibed early in life are more likely to remain with us into the future. Therefore, training children on the importance of protecting our environment is a strong contribution towards ensuring more responsible management of post- consumption waste as they grow, taking us closer to achieving a waste free future.”

The training has taken off at Methodist Primary School 2, Ago-Oko, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Mr. Olumide Idowu.

Its objectives, according to the International Climate Change Development Initiative, include “equipping the children with the requisite knowledge and support, enabling them take responsibility in school and at home.”