On April 22nd, The en.v Initiative (en.v), an organization dedicated to social responsibility in the Arab world hosted a three hour interactive “Earth Day Celebration” event at REUSE 5.0 at the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK).The event was attended by 96 students from seven public and private schools in Kuwait to celebrate International Earth Day in a fun and educational way; learning about key environmental issues in Kuwait & innovative ways of addressing them.
The Earth Day celebration was preceded by a welcome tour of the REUSE 5.0 space by Zahed Sultan, Managing Partner and CEO of en.v. Thereafter, a host of interactive presentations were given to the students to raise awareness for various initiatives. Presentations included the following:
1. Wildlife Protection by Ayeshah Al Humaidhi, Founder – K’S PATH
2. Marine Conservation by Angelique Bhattacharjie, Program Manager – Al Yaal
3. Youth Activism in Kuwait by Elisa Franceschinis, Program Manager – Voice for Success Program
4. Environmental Youth Activism by Hiba Arshad, Founder – I AM Challenge Kuwait
5. Eco-Friendly Weaving by Patricia Redding, Supervisor – Sadu House Kuwait
6. Water Conservation by Joy Weir, Team Leader – Green Ambassadors Kuwait
The children were then offered a healthy meal from LoFat and a complimentary Body Mass Index (BMI) check supervised by one of their dieticians. To conclude the Earth Day Celebration, internationally renowned Moroccan artist and photographer Hassan Hajjaj and award winning Graphic Designer, Tarek Atrissi gave short inspirational talks on incorporating eco-friendly thought into creative art projects. The students were then treated to an enthralling musical performance by boundary-pushing young Gnawa master, SimoLagnawi, before boarding buses back to their respective schools.
Schools that attended the Earth Day event at REUSE 5.0 included the Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School, Kuwait International English School, American School of Kuwait, Al- Mansouriya High School, and Universal American School amongst others.
REUSE is an annual exposition that serves as an opportunity for non-profit organizations, companies, professionals and aspiring creative talents to showcase their accomplishments in the fields of social responsibility and sustainability via a range of artistic mediums and interactive activities for the general public. REUSE aims to promote eco-friendly living and provide a platform for those who strive to incorporate this principle into their work.
en.v (a subsidiary of El Boutique Creative Group http://www.elboutique.com) is an initiative dedicated to social responsibility in the Arab world. en.v’s primary objective is to seek out public sector bodies, private sector and civil society organizations in the region, document their efforts, and create interactivity between them towards developing a more thought-conscious society. Using formats that are appealing to the masses, en.v strives to develop mediums that entities can utilize as platforms for communicating their social efforts and engaging their respective stakeholder communities.
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Added By : en.v Initiative (Apr 25, 2012)