Students of Compass International School Doha (CISD) in collaboration with UNICEF, are actively working to help achieve the UNICEF Global Goals of Sustainable Communities, Climate Action and Life Below Water.

The CISD students are learning about the impact of plastic on the environment and the local beaches in Qatar. The school also have a very successful Eco Warriors group, led by students, to generate ideas to help the environment.

Jose Saucedo, Founder of Doha Environmental Actions Project, came to CISD and spoke about what his group of volunteers do to help the environment. He also talked about the ‘dangers’ if things don’t change. The school took the initiative to make a difference and joined a Beach Clean Up at Purple Island. Over 150 members of the CISD community – students, staff and parents – participated in the beach clean, despite the ‘windy’ weather at Purple Island. The group collected a total of 1,500 kilogrammes of trash (123 huge bags!).

The students are now more aware of the impact of plastic on the environment and will be making changes at home and in school to reduce their personal impact on the environment. They are also looking forward to the next clean up.

As a Nord Anglia Education school, Compass International School Doha collaborates with UNICEF to empower children to change the world. Through this collaboration with UNICEF, students research, develop and debate solutions to challenges facing society. For enquiries about their programmes, send an email to [email protected]. You can also visit their website through this link