Ms Mercy Abena Arthur of Nav-West Basic School at Old Seko in Western Region, the winner of the Zoomlion National Quiz competition, has received a prize for an all-expense paid trip to Dubai. The quiz competition which involved members of Zoomkids Club in basic schools was under the direct supervision of the School Health Education Programme (SHEP) and club patrons of selected schools.
The competition was organized by Zoomlion Foundation in collaboration with Ministry of Education for basic schools across the country to help raise the level of environmental sanitation awareness among school children and the general public.
The purpose of the trip for Mercy is to help her experience first-hand information of how a clean city looks like and help champion environmental cleanliness.
She would be travelling during the school vacation with her club patron, a volunteer teacher of the Zoomkids Club, and will visit special areas of environmental and educational interest. All well placed contestants received deserving awards.
Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, the Executive Chairman of Zoomlion/Jospong Group of Companies, said “as the company celebrates its 10th anniversary it is important to engage the school children to appreciate their contributions towards sanitation improvement”.
Mrs Florence Larbi, Managing Director of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, expressed the hope that the quiz competition will improve on the knowledge of young people on environmental issues.
She said Zoomlion has operated the Zoomkids club which is environmental sanitation and health clubs in schools across the country for the past eight years and there is the need to continuously improve on the knowledge of children and youth on environmental sanitation.
The Director of SHEP, Mrs Nana Esi Inkoom said, there is the need for more collaboration between Zoomlion and SHEP to bring about improvement in school health and sanitation.
Ms Arthur expressed delight and gratitude to God and the Foundation for organizing the event, adding, “I feel so excited; Zoomkids Club is the best club every student should join. Not only does it increase your knowledge in personal hygiene, your confidence is boosted as you are not shy to speak to your peers about the need to observe environmental sanitation”.
The various stages of the quiz competition including Northern Sector Zonal competition, Southern Sector Zonal competition, and Semi-final and Final competitions were aired live on Ghana Television.
The quiz master, Mr Afari Yeboah of “What do you know” fame took the contestants through the various exciting moments.