THE GREEN PRO­GRAMME FOR SCHOOLS IS BACK WITH ADDED IM­PE­TUS

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Green Pro­gramme for Schools (GPS) is the most en­gag­ing con­tact pro­gramme in Qatar that was ex­e­cuted by Qatar

To­day mag­a­zine. It is meant to reach, in­spire and re­ward stu­dents and schools, have per­ma­nent and con­sis­tent brand­ing points and en­gage youth in a mean­ing­ful way to build green eq­uity in their minds. In its sec­ond edi­tion GPS is be­ing pow­ered by ExxonMo­bil Qatar. ExxonMo­bil's com­mit­ment to en­vi­ron­men­tal health and safety ex­cel­lence ranks among the best in the in­dus­try and the company pays metic­u­lous at­ten­tion to the safety and health of its em­ploy­ees and the com­mu­ni­ties where it op­er­ates and has a con­sci­en­tious re­gard for the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of its ac­tiv­i­ties and prod­ucts. It is as an ex­ten­sion of this very prin­ci­ple that ExxonMo­bil has part­nered with for the GPS.

“At ExxonMo­bil, we wel­come the op­por­tu­nity to teach Qatar's youth about en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, as this topic is in­cred­i­bly rel­e­vant for ev­ery­one in the com­mu­nity,” said Saleh Al Mana, Vice Pres­i­dent and Di­rec­tor of Gov­ern­ment and Pub­lic Af­fairs for ExxonMo­bil Qatar Inc. “We are ex­cited to be part of the Green Pro­gramme for Schools ef­fort once again, in support of the En­vi­ron­men­tal De­vel­op­ment Pil­lar of the Qatar Na­tional Vi­sion.”

The first and fore­most prin­ci­ple that GPS be­lieves in is to hand the re­spon­si­bil­ity of sus­tain­able liv­ing to the youth of the coun­try, thus mak­ing sure that the youth are mo­ti­vated enough to con­tinue liv­ing sus­tain­ably.

In its first edi­tion, GPS reached out to 30 schools, in­ter­acted with 25,000 stu­dents and the fam­i­lies of th­ese stu­dents. It is by far the most en­gag­ing and im­mer­sive pro­gramme that is so tai­lored that sus­tain­abil­ity is a prin­ci­ple that re­mains in­grained in each and ev­ery stu­dent's mind.

Ac­cord­ing to the Vice Pres­i­dent of Oryx Ad­ver­tis­ing Company, Ravi Ra­man, “GPS will en­cour­age stu­dents to make con­ser­va­tion a way of life than look at it as a one-off event. This pro­gramme will make stu­dents ac­count­able and thus more re­spon­si­ble in all their ac­tiv­i­ties.”

In its sec­ond edi­tion, GPS will con­tinue the en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­forts with a huge im­pe­tus from ExxonMo­bil who will con­duct par­al­lel work­shops and pre­sen­ta­tions in schools and a GPS mas­cot will also be used to spread the mes­sage of green

The Green Pro­gramme for Schools, the largest of its kind, in its sec­ond

edi­tion will po­ten­tially reach and in­flu­ence over 25,000 stu­dents.

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