Litterless Campaign

Litterless Campaign

The Litter less campaign is implemented through Foundation for Environmental Education's Eco-Schools Program under CECOD with the support from Wrigley Company Foundation aiming at promoting sustainable waste management in schools and surrounding communities. CECOD is spreading the litter less campaign through out the whole country to change the mindset, increase awareness and be waste consciousness among the people.

CECOD FEE Uganda in collaboration with other partner organizations have trained two teachers from each participating school to help in the implementation of the litter less campaign through seven steps criteria.

We have educated the students following the internationally recognized seven steps criteria namely:,
  1. Formation of an Eco-school committee
  2. Environmental Review
  3. Development of Eco-codes
  4. Develop an Action plan
  5. Curriculum localization
  6. Monitoring & Evaluation
  7. Informing & involving
The Eco-Schools litter less approach is built on the above seven step criteria process that has promoted pupils involvement in leadership while incorporating practical learning in day to day teaching as well as in the school curriculum.

We have 30 participating schools with 25,475 students and 691 teachers under litter less campaign; we provide Eco-schools startup packs and other supplementary education materials on waste management.

Uganda Eco Schools Litter Less Campaign therefore empowers, engages and educates Ugandan children on the issues of litter using 3Rs, Reduction, Reuse and Recycling of all waste materials and that has encouraged them to make positive choices as they involve the wider community.

Litter less campaigns have resulted to;

Increased awareness on effects of litter/waste on the school environment and wider community through community action days.
Increased learners knowledge, attitude and practical skills in prevention and management of litter / waste by proper sorting of all waste before disposal.

Introduced good l waste management systems through use of at least two well labeled garbage bins through recycling old jerricans, learners can replicate them back home like use of old plastic bottles for drip irrigation during drought seasons.

Equipped teachers with knowledge and skills to enhance pupils ability to investigate about the past, the present and how the future would be considering the present trend using IVAC Approach.

Dissemination of information for use by other schools and communities.

Local and International twinning of schools for mutual learning and collaboration.

The litter less campaign however has promoted sustainability values, principles and action competence among learners and entire communities focusing on key sustainability Waste management in urban centers.

Micro-project demonstrations such as incinerators for burning dangerous waste like used pads in schools, used polythene papers etc.

Educated learners on how to recycle used papers to make necklaces, books, soft board, and egg treys as a source of income.

Composting using degradable materials like peelings to put in our vegetable gardens.

 Taught learners on how to make Briquettes from banana peelings to reduce on tree cutting to make charcoal.

Encouraging innovation among learners through  recycling old tyres to make play materials in schools, gardens, decorations and also use polythene bags for suck farming for people who stay in urban centers where land is scarce.