Academic City and GEMA empower women and promote recycling on World Environment Day

In commemoration of this year’s World Environment Day, Academic City University College partnered with the Ga East Municipal Assembly to organise a recycling workshop for 50 women.

Makafui Awuku, ACity TEC Manager showcases a product crafted from recycled plastic

The event brought together a varied mix of women from the Assembly’s various communities. The Academic City Technology and Entrepreneurial Centre led by Makafui Awuku delivered a series of interactive sessions emphasising on the importance of recycling and its positive impact on the environment. The women learnt about the various types of recyclable materials, proper waste management procedures, the benefits of recycling for sustainable development, and how to make money from plastic trash.

Academic City University College is committed to empowering individuals to become change agents in their communities. The university organised this programme to provide these women with the knowledge and skills needed to apply good recycling practises in their daily life. Participants got significant insights into waste management solutions that can help to a cleaner and greener future through education and hands-on training.

Cross-section of workshop participants

In addition to the workshop, Academic City showcased its commitment to environmental sustainability by donating to the Ga East Municipal Assembly a recycling weighing machine and bags. This donation is expected to encourage and assist the assembly’s ongoing recycling and environmental conservation initiatives.

Nelly Agyemang-Gyamfi, Director of Marketing and Communications of Academic City, remarked, “At Academic City, we believe in the power of education and community partnerships to drive positive change. This workshop demonstrates our commitment to encouraging sustainable practises and inspiring women to be environmental leaders.” She reiterated Academic City’s commitment to promoting a sustainable culture and actively engaging the community in addressing environmental challenges.

Speaking on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Charles Asabre, Municipal Environmental Health Officer, expressed his joy at the successful workshop and partnership with Academic City.

He was optimistic that the workshop will spark a bigger movement towards a more sustainable and ecologically conscious society.