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LAWMA Launches July Internship Program To Foster Waste Management Education

ByHybridNewsNg

Jul 3, 2024

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has welcomed new graduate interns for the July edition of its internship program, aimed at promoting waste management education among the younger generation.

Managing Director and CEO of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, emphasized the importance of engaging young minds in creating a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable Lagos environment, especially as the state tackles a cholera outbreak.

“Our internship program is designed to equip the younger generation with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective waste management and environmental preservation. At LAWMA, we believe education is key to achieving our aim of entrenching proper waste management as a lifestyle,” said Dr. Gbadegesin.

He highlighted that the hands-on experience provided by LAWMA would enable the interns to understand the complexities and challenges of waste management operations, helping them become environmental stewards who can positively influence others.

“Our interns will be exposed to various aspects of LAWMA’s operations, from waste collection and disposal to recycling and public education campaigns. With these, they will gain practical insights and develop innovative solutions to waste management issues,” he added.

The Director of LAWMA Academy, Training and Development, Mrs. Bola Adewunmi, welcomed the new set of graduate interns and briefed them on the four-week program, which includes theoretical lessons, practical sessions, and field visits to provide exposure to the fundamentals of waste management and diverse LAWMA operations.

In a related development, the academy has extended its environmental cleanliness education drive to schools in Agege and Ajeromi Ifelodun local government areas, teaching pupils basic waste management practices, recycling, fostering a positive relationship with the environment, and highlighting the negative impact of banned Styrofoam packs.

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