THE GREEN PROGRAMME FOR SCHOOLS IS BACK WITH ADDED IMPETUS
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.