It was all joy for the children of staff of waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana, as they joined their parents for what could best be described as an early Christmas party last Thursday at the company’s recycling plant in Accra.
The end of year Children’s bash saw the kids turned various waste materials into useful products to the amazement of patrons.
Poised to continue its meaningful contribution to a green and clean environment in the country and across the world, Zoomlion as part of its policies has rolled out a project for children of staff to widen their horizon on the diverse ways to keep the environment clean and hygienic.
Known as Zoomkids Clubbers, the children at this year’s annual children’s party took turns to engage one another in peer education through sanitation drama and choreography.
They were also taken on environmental tour at the firm’s recycling plants and facilities where they demonstrated how to use waste materials for artifacts to the amazement of their parents some WASH experts.
The children also engaged in musical, cultural and dance performances, with a lot to eat and drink.
Management of Zoomlion Foundation said they will ensure the children are well groomed to become future environmental ambassadors in their drive to resolve the sanitation problems confronting the country.
Management members including Managing Director of Zoomlion, Mrs. Florence Larbi, Corporate Affairs Director, Emma Akyea-Boakye were in attendance as they offered words of inspiration to the children.
In a brief address, Mrs Florence Larbi said the annual event was an opportunity for the children to get first-hand information on where and how their parents make a living.
She added that it was also a way of celebrating the children, who she described as “honorary employees” of the company.
“I hope that all of you remember your visit to the IRECORP, Sewerage System Ghana Limited (SSGL) and UPPR facilities.
“Well, let me tell you a short story about these facilities you visited. I am happy to tell you that SSGL where the moms and dads of some among you here come to work every day is one of the very important companies in Ghana and in the JOSPONG Group of Companies that is dedicated to making sure that all of us enjoy a hygienic environment through safe solid waste and faecal disposal.
“SSGL also works hard to provide safe water for tens of thousands of people who live in the southern parts of Accra. For 120 years, this water treatment project was abandoned so you should be proud that your parents who work there changed this sad story into a success story that has brought smiles on the faces of many people.
“Today, I am happy to tell you that SSGL treats and turns huge volumes of waste water into safe water before it is released into the sea every day,” she added.
Against this backdrop, Mrs Larbi urged the children to become good ambassadors for the clean, green and healthy Ghana dream like their parents.