Eco-Schools Northern Ireland visit Eco-Schools Kenya!

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful Eco-Schools were delighted to take part in a field trip to Kenya organised by Trócaire last month.

Trócaire sponsor our Global Perspective topic in Northern Ireland. The trip visited many of the amazing projects which Trócaire deliver on the ground there – including waste collection, permaculture and water provision projects. We were really moved and inspired by what we saw. During the trip we were also pleased to have the opportunity to visit a Kenyan Eco-School, Samaj School in Nairobi, and meet the National Operators in Kenya, KOEE.

The pupils at Samaj School have been working on the Wrigley Litter Less project, putting in place a comprehensive recycling project, extra bins and making sure everyone uses them, reusing cartons into practical items such as desk tidies, and cleaning up their local creek. They are now in contact with Tempo Primary School in Enniskillen, who are also taking part in Wrigley Litter Less, to swap news and ideas about the Campaign.

Good luck to both schools we hope they enjoy contacting each other and have a successful Litter Less year.

Story provided by Ruth Van Ry, Eco-Schools National Operator in Northern Ireland.