24.04.2017 - UNESCO Office in Doha

Big Tree Society Programme rewards 23 schools in Kuwait for eco-friendly projects


For the fifth year in row, the UNESCO Big Tree Society Program has successfully been rolled out in Kuwait with support by the Boubyan Bank and in cooperation with the Kuwait National Commission for UNESCO.

Over the past five years, the Big Tree Society (BTS) Programme has successfully encouraged eco-friendly projects and spread environmental awareness amongst student in more than 300 schools in Kuwait.

As part of the BTS Programme, students are inspired to take action to conserve the environment and to follow behaviors that will create a better future for them and their children towards continuous environmental conservation for a better and more sustainable future for the coming generations.

In the 2016-2017 school year, a total of 320 schools participated out of which 254 schools are among the finalists and completed the year-long Big Tree Society Programme. The number of participating schools is representing more than 30 percent of all Kuwaiti schools.

On Wednesday, 19 April 2017, at the Big Tree Society Award 2017 Ceremony 23 schools received awards and special recognition for the outstanding work they have done under the Big Tree Society Programme in Kuwait in the academic year 2015/16.

The Kuwait Big Tree Society Award 2016 ceremony was celebrated in presence of Mr. Abdullah Al Najran Al Tuwaijri, Deputy CEO, Boubyan Bank, Mr. Waleed Al Yaqout, General Manager, Boubyan Bank, Undersecretary General of  the Ministry of Education of Kuwait on behalf of His Excellency Minister the Minister of Education and Higher Education, Dr. Mohammed Al Fares, Anna Paolini, UNESCO Representative to the GCC and Yemen, Ms. Zineb Touimi-Benjelloun, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kuwait, as well as, Ms. Nadia Jassim Al-Wazan, Acting Secretary-General of the Kuwait National Commission for UNESCO.

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