As part of activities to mark the 2019 Global Sustainability Week, Dangote Group employees have flagged off a Waste-to-Wealth.
The Initiative is expected to create sustainable environment, generate revenues from environmental waste, and also give back to host communities.
five international facilitators were invited to train children on turning the most insignificant materials and waste in the environment into tangible assets of economic value to the nation.
Kids at St. George Primary School and Aunty Ayo International School, Ikoyi were trained on how to manage their waste and make everyday waste marketable.
The Chief Sustainability and Governance Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, Dr. Ndidi Nnoli, in her address said the said the company’s sustainability approach was driven by a desire to contribute and impact positively on the development of host communities and the society at large.
Speaking further, she said the 2019 Sustainability Week is directed towards safeguarding the environment by educating host communities on how to turn waste to wealth in order to achieve sustainable development.
She said: “It is so important that we bring the initiative to the schools around us because we need to be very concerned about our children, their future, and most especially, education outside the classroom. We need to be concerned about educating our children on sustainability beyond the definition.”
“We have people making bangles and pencil cases out of waste plastics. We also have literacy session, mentoring and above all, learn about the importance of longing for knowledge.”