Recycle UP! Ghana Grand Finale
Starts: Thursday, 13 August, 2015 01:00pm
Ends: Thursday, 13 August, 2015 05:00pm
“Recycle Up! Ghana” is a project that aims to increase senior high school students’ awareness about the waste problem and motivate them to make a difference in their schools and communities. The main element of the project is a two-week long summer camp that brings together students from various senior high schools. The maiden version of the camp was organised at KNUST campus in Kumasi in 2014. In 2015, the initiative is taking on pace and organised two parallel camps in Kumasi and Cape Coast. The project is initiated by the regional group of Technology Without Borders (TeoG).
The camps are currently ongoing from 5th to 14th August 2015 and we brought together 16 and 20 students, aged between 14 and 19, who were garnered from different Senior High Schools throughout the Cape Coast and Kumasi Metropolis in the Central and Ashanti Regions. The venues for the camp is the School Hostel, Cape Coast Polytechnic, Cape Coast and Queens Hall on KNUST Campus in Kumasi allow for maximized training effectiveness and foster an ideal teamwork environment.
Also, the students are grouped to develop home grown solutions to tackle plastic waste problems in the country. Some projects from last year's Recycle Up Ghana Camp was 'The Recycle Up your school' project in the various SHS's and The Plastic into Fuel project.
The Kumasi Schools include Opoku Ware Senior High School, Kumasi Academy, T.I Amass, Kumasi Sec.Tech School, Yaa Asantewaa Girls School, KNUST Senior High School, Anglican Senior High and Prempeh College