Muscat – The Environment Society of Oman (ESO) announced eight winners of the Namat Competition 2021-22 at an event in Muscat on Wednesday.
Held in cooperation with the Ministry of Education (MoE), the event also witnessed the official launching of the third edition of the competition for 2022-23.
With sponsorship from Veolia Oman and Emily’s Garden, the Namat Competition aims to encourage eco-friendly awareness within schools across the sultanate and promote a culture of conservation by tasking students to come up with sustainable ideas to overcome environmental issues in the areas of energy, waste and water management.
In its second year, the competition saw over 600 students, teachers, and parents from government schools taking part, forming 67 teams.
Wednesday’s event was hosted by H H Sayyida Tania al Said, ESO President, with the winners receiving their prizes from H E Dr Abdullah Ambosaidi, Undersecretary for Education Affairs in MoE. The winners went away with RO1,000, RO500 for the second place and RO300 for the third place winners.
“The competition is a fun and engaging way for us to teach young Omanis about environmental issues, while encouraging them to apply this knowledge to tangible activities. The students have exceeded our expectations and have worked diligently, with great enthusiasm to implement their projects,” said Jawaher al Ghafri, Education Coordinator at ESO.