Organized on the 6th of July 2022 the Coastal Watch Boot Camp brought together 190 students from 16 schools and gave the attendees tools and knowledge aimed at reducing plastic pollution in the ocean and their communities for sustainable change. At the boot camp, youth volunteers, leaders, mentors, teachers, and artists led workshops and activities to build skills and knowledge. The Bootcamp also gave students the opportunity to witness what other students are doing internationally. Each participating school was given stimulating activities such as designing and presenting campaign strategies to reduce single-use plastics in their schools, homes, and communities. They also got involved in composing a song on plastic pollution, displaying a short drama on plastic pollution and showcasing eco-friendly waste plastic bags, wallets, plastic bottle bins, plastic-related items painting, and upcycling among others.
The Coastal Watch team would like to appreciate the following schools for their active participation in the Boot Camp: Nii Amugi Avenue Basic School, All Nations Hillside Academy, Osu Salem Presby Boys JHS, Osu Manhean Basic School, Liberty Avenue 3 Primary, Additrom Preparatory school, St. Barnabas Anglican Basic School, Osu Salem 1 Basic school, and the Mantse Tackie 1 Primary School, Gray Memorial Basic School, Osu Presbyterian Girls Basic school, Calvary Methodist 2, St. Joseph R/C Basic School, Mantse Tackie 3 Primary/KG, Calvary Methodist 1, Liberty Avenue 1 and 4 primary and the Bethany Mission International School all in the Korle Klotey Municipality. Finally, congratulations to the Additrom Preparatory school received a trophy and a certificate for emerging as winners of a plastic waste competition held for the various schools.
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