St Mary’s English Medium School has been awarded with National level Eco Waste Management Handprint Flag award - 2020 for the successful implementation of innovative waste management ideas and finding effective solutions to local environmental issues. The Eco-Schools Waste Management Program (EcoWaM) is a global sustainable school program which was initiated from school, implemented at home atmosphere and extended to community level by engaging the next generation learners in action-based ecofriendly activities. It is an International Certification Program offered in India to the students of middle school [classes 6-8] with a core theme of Waste Management. It is a joint initiative of Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and the Bestseller Foundation. Among the 80 plus schools participated in this national level certification program our school has been shortlisted for this prestigious award for the impactful implementation of sustainable lifestyle in the campus. In the award ceremony, virtually held at Ahmadabad, Gujarat the glimpses of the innovative ecofriendly ideas adapted by our school were screened to the national level viewers.
The school extends hearty thanks to the Parents of grade 6, 7 and 8 who have positively responded to this green campaign through their constant support .Their valuable suggestions, feedback , concerns and queries made this journey more enjoyable and fruitful one. The experience of this value imparting journey wouldn’t have been so effective without the moral backing of parents.
We are indeed grateful to our Principal Rev Fr. Jhonson L Sequeira who took up this challenging task of National Certificate program and gathered momentum for all eco-friendly reformations in the school campus. His relentless, committed efforts towards clean and green campus have justly been honored through this National level award.