Gold award for SAHETI environmental awareness
SAHETI School has received a Gold Award from WESSA Eco-Schools for 2016, following the completion of four themed primary school projects aimed at benefitting the environment as well as underprivileged communities. Eco-Schools is a school-based environmental management, certification and sustainable development education programme of the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The programme is implemented in 64 countries around the world and by WESSA in South Africa. Eco-Schools aims to improve environmental management and environmental learning at schools by assisting them to grow and develop their environmental capacity. The programme supports the National Curriculum (CAPS) and also benefits the school in terms of whole-school development and improvement.
Through their initiatives, SAHETI School collected books to stock a library in an under resourced school and also made puzzles from cereal boxes for Kids Haven’s Early Childhood Education Centre. A butterfly garden (Uvemvane Oluhle) was established on the school grounds, while pupils engaged in various activities promoting the importance of a healthy mind and active body. This year, the school is working towards achieving international status.
Pictured at the presentation with WESSA’s Cindy-Lee Cloete (Gauteng Project Manager – Schools Programme) are SAHETI pupils Dimitra Koutsoudakis and Irini Koltzidellis.