Trinidad Express / EDUCATION and environmental awareness were the focus of pupils representing primary and secondary schools from across the South and North Eastern Education Districts who came out in their numbers to Sunset Beach Resort Conference Centre in Mayaro to celebrate their successes in the 2017 bpTT Schools Environmental Awareness Competition.
A sense of empowerment was conveyed in the words of Rio Claro West Secondary pupil Ammy Boodhu, winner of the 16-18 age-group art/poster category: “This is the fifth year I’ve taken part and it’s the second year in a row that I won the art competition in my age division. I am a better student because of my participation and in talking to other students from across the education districts. We share a feeling of accomplishment, purpose and responsibility. My dream is to be a pilot and I plan to travel all over the world and educate people about taking care of the environment. I see it as my responsibility to make this world a better place.”
The programme has been managed since 2006 by Mayaro-based environmental non-governmental organisation the Black Deer Foundation, led by founder and president, Arvolon Wilson-Smith.
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