Gozo schools benefit from HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop Campaign

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Gozo schools benefit from HSBC Water Programme - Catch the Drop CampaignPrimary schools within the Gozo College and the Saint Lucija Administrative Council, have been able to benefit from the HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop Campaign.

The Minister for Gozo, Anton Refalo while attending a school event of activities relating to water at Santa Lucija, said, “this initiative is funded in part by the HSBC Group, to raise awareness about water conservation and to encourage a positive change in Malta and Gozo, by using water wisely and in a sustainable way.”

Primary schools in Gharb, Sannat, Kercem and Xewkija within the Gozo College, improved their infrastructure by utilising the necessary systems that were installed to use water more effectively and efficiently. In Saint Lucija, the Administrative Council carried out maintenance on the water channels from Santa Lucija to Victoria.

The Minister reiterated that as an educational programme, the Catch the Drop campaign raises awareness about water conservation. Therefore encouraging many schools to make better use of this precious resource.

“The programme encourages positive change, for responsible and sustainable water use. Projects like these are important and will have a positive impact on the island. This is a project based on the principle of an ecological island,” Dr Refalo said.

For this activity, school students from Gharb, Sannat, Kercem and Xewkija sang and read poems, with the theme of water.

Photograph: MGOZ/George Scerri

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