The Eco-Warriors of DGPS, Senior school, organized an assembly in the main Hall, to mark World Food Day, which is internationally celebrated on October 16 every year.

The assembly started off with a recitation from the Holy Quran by two girls from Year 7; followed by the singing of the National Anthem, which was led by the school choir.

The main aim of the assembly was to make the students aware of the amount of food we waste on a day-to-day basis; this was achieved by engaging with the audience through a ‘Q&A’session in Arabic, followed by a skit on the amount of food we waste or discard in our very own school. The choir joined in with an adaptation of the hit “Shape of You”, to illustrate the ways we waste food.

The main guest of the assembly was Mr Zack H. Abdi, CEO of Provectus, a company that provides sustainable alternatives in collaboration with industry experts from the region. Mr. Abdi spoke about how we should make the 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) an important part of our daily lives.

The assembly ended with the awarding of the certificates to the winners of the Ribbon-Making competition, held during the ‘Pink Week’. The assembly concluded with  our Principal Ms Ibrahim, thanking Mr Abdi, the students and the teachers who had helped put the assembly together; she also urged the students to recycle and help make the school as eco-friendly as possible.

-Albern Agnel

Year 8-E

Student Correspondent.