A Non governmental organization NGO Triple Green Environmental Development Foundation (TGED Foundation) has trained a group of secondary school girls in Ekiti State on how to convert waste to wealth.
The training took place at the Mary Immaculate Girls Grammar school in Ado-Ekiti to mark the International Women’s Day.
Founder of the NGO Mrs Oluwaseyi Ebenezer charged the students to always stand up for their rights .
“it became imperative to identify with female students as the world celebrates the International Women’s Day globally.
” The training was to reduce the huge non-biodegradable materials from the environment while empowering youths in the society.”
The environmentalist said that such training had become imperative in view of the huge plastic and nylon wastes in drainages as a result of indiscriminate dumping of wastes by some residents of the state.
She noted that the training was aimed at reducing plastics and nylons from the environment, adding that the major aim of the training was to improve the wellbeing of people by empowering them.
She therefore appealed to the government at all levels to partner with the NGO to engage more youths and women by providing locally fabricated machines to help the youths become self-reliant.
A guest Lecturer, Mrs Foluso Aladetimehin from the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, admonished the students to be conscious of their environment, adding that they must desist from dumping refuse into drains which could cause disaster.
The Chairperson of International Women’s Lawyers, Mrs Oyinade Olatunbosun charged the students to be friendly with their environment, adding that they should not limit themselves because they are females.
Also, the principal of the school, Mrs Funmilayo Oluwasanmi appreciated the organiser for bringing such a lucrative training to the school, urging to her to make it a continuous training.