SUSTAINABILITY MOVEMENT- The International School of Choueifat — Dubai - sabis

October 24, 2018

A team of volunteers from Dar Al Handasah - Dubai office Joined the Sustainability Movement 2018 Campaign to work on a Sustainability & Environmental awareness project at "The International School of Choueifat - Dubai" . The team worked on a set plan to provide the largest possible impact on the Students. The day of service starts with an interactive presentation covering the main environmental and sustainability opportunities encountered on a daily basis, followed by a hands-on activity to motivate students to become future green leaders.


Students attended


Staff attended


Additional Volunteers attended


Students will be impacted this year

Intended impact of project

Reduced environmental impact
Improved occupant health & performance
Increased environmental & sustainability literacy

Impact of project

Environmental and habitat restoration
Energy and/or water conservation
Waste reduction
Improved school nutrition
Educated on sustainable skills and practices
Educated on sustainability knowledge

More impact of project

The event started with an interactive presentation which ensured the students have an understanding on the types of Pollution and how to THINK GREEN & ACT GREEN. The students then were distributed in to smaller groups to work on three hands on activities focusing on : Renewable Energy, Waste Reuse & Planting.

Activity 1: (RENEWABLE ENERGY) Building a solar cooker from a Pizza Box. Volunteers briefed about the principals of solar energy and the uses. Students formed a solar cooker following instructions from a tutorial. They used empty pizza box, cardboard & aluminum foil & Clingfilm to prepare there marshmallows oven.

Activity2: (REUSE) Decorating old tires, volunteers expressed the importance of reusing & showed to the students how we will reform an old tire into a nice garden space. Students pained and decorated used tires to be then used in the planting activity.

Activity3: (PLANTING) Planting in old tires, students formed out of the old decorated tires a flower bed and then planted a selection of Native plants.

The event ended by a briefing session were all participating students received Green Apples, student received a certificate for participation for the great involvement and commitment.