Every year, A.F.E.W Kenya organizes an environmental awareness competition. The competition runs between January and March and has been running for 24 years. This year’s theme was “Green Economy Our Future”. This theme recognizes that man’s economic practices have been largely insensitive to the environment from which they draw their resources and raw materials. With the realization that the environment supports the economy and in turn society, it is important that we all adopt sustainable practices hence promoting a green economy.
The competition through art, essay and photography gave the children an opportunity to reflect on the environmental issues that surround them and challenges them to seek sustainable options for improvement of life and the preservation of the earth’s bio-diversity.
On Friday 7th of June 2013, AFEW Kenya held its Environmental Awards Ceremony as part of the World’s environmental week celebrations, during which 163 students were be awarded for their good performance. The guest of honour was Dr. Wainaina Gituro, Director Social and Political pillar of Kenya Vision 2030.
The year 2013 World environmental day, focused on sustainable consumption to stem food wastage. A response to the call for individuals to adopt green practices for sustainable use of the world’s resources.
The students mentioned below were awarded for their exemplary performance in the competition and were expected to be patriotic ambassadors of the environment.
The Master Environment 2013 Award: Khushil Nimesh Nagdah, Oshwal Academy– Nairobi
The Miss Environment 2013 Award: Sharon Chepkirui Bore, Kipsigis Girls High School
The Merit Award 2013 Winners: Kelvin Mugo Muthii- Kerugoya School for the Deaf and Mercy Musyoki, Machakos School for the Deaf
We also awarded, Katutu Girls High School for the great efforts on their environmental projects. This category is open to schools that have received financial and technical support from AFEW Kenya Ltd., to implement sustainable environmental school projects. We thank Ecotourism Kenya for making it possible to give this award.
We take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to our sponsors, friends in conservation and business affiliates listed below, who have in one way or another contributed towards making this event a success and without whom it would not have been possible to award the winners.