ZOOMLION Ghana Limited, a sanitation management company, has inaugurated sanitation clubs called Zoomkids Clubs in 10 schools in the Ashanti Region.
The schools include Great Quality International at Abuakwa in Kumasi, Bantama Presbyterian Primary, Offinso State ‘A’ Primary, Tweneboa Kodua International at Abuakwa and Nkantamasi Roman Catholic (R/C) Primary.
The rest are Vicande International in Kumasi, K.O. Methodist Primary in Kumasi, New Oxford International, KNUST Basic School and Akomadan R/C Primary.
The company’s objective is to support the clubs to undertake sanitation activities in their schools and immediate surroundings.
Besides, the company would hold educational programmes on sanitation for the schoolchildren to inculcate in them the need to promote environmental sanitation at all times.
Ashanti is the fourth region in the country to have such clubs.
Each of the clubs would receive 10 wheelbarrows, 15 pairs of wellington boots, 10 pairs of hands gloves and 40 nose protectors, to enhance effective sanitation management in their various schools.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ms Beatrice Amponsah, National Co-ordinator (Environmental and Sanitation) of Zoomlion, said the aim of the project was to impart the positive ideas of sanitation to pupils.
She said children must be well educated and sensitised to the need for good management of sanitation to promote sound environment.
Ms Amponsah said apart from the promotion of good environment, it would also enhance the beautification of their schools and engender competition on sanitation.
She emphasised the commitment of the company’s preparedness to spread the ideas to the other schools.
The Ashanti Regional School Health Co-ordinator of the Ghana Education Service, Madam Kate Opoku, said education was not limited to academic performance, but also included the teaching of healthy lives, cleanliness and promotion of environment.
She commended Zoomlion for coming out with the clubs and expressed the hope that it would be extended to more schools.