The Litter less campaign is implemented through Foundation for Environmental Education's Eco-Schools Program under CECOD with the support from Wrigley Company Foundation 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.
Why we encouraged Litter less Campaign in schools
Litter Less Campaign in schools has reduced waste and changed students mind set towards waste.
• We have raised awareness of the effect of litter and waste on the school environment and wider community by implementing community action days.
• We have increased Students knowledge, attitude and practical skills in preventing and managing litter / waste by sorting and separating waste materials before disposing them off.
• We have created good example of school waste management systems like having two dust bins in each class and well labeled, recycling old jerican so that students can replicate them back home like use of old plastic bottles for drop irrigation during drought season.
We have 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.
We have collaborated with other schools in order to disseminate information and be good examples among others.
We have encouraged students to involve in local and international twinning of participating schools to spread children’s ideas and experiences on how to take appropriate actions for sustainable waste management in the school communities.
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.
We have educated students through micro-project demonstrations like incinerator for burning dangerous waste like used pads in schools, used polyethen papers etc.