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Makini Group of Schools Executive Director Ms Angelica Ouya (right) joins a pupil at the school to test water solutions provided by Aquavita. [ Photo / Courtesy ]

In line with its goals to maintain a sustainable working and learning environment and as a member of the UN Global Compact, Makini Group of Schools has moved to eliminate plastic water bottles from its workplace.

It is doing so in partnership with Aquavita, a company that aims to provide eco-friendly, safe and cost-effective drinking water solutions.

The initiative was launched on Wednesday 5th February at Makini Schools, Ngong Road Campus, Nairobi.

 By using Aquavita’s bottle-less water dispensers, Makini School will be protecting the environment from 127,575kgs of carbon dioxide monthly.  “Think of this as having an impact 50 years from now,” Ms  Angelica Ouya, Makini Schools Executive Director said.

Aquavita CEO Jane Snow said the company’s aim is to provide access to safe drinking water to as many local schools as possible in a sustainable manner. Aquavita works with organizations and institutions across the East Africa region to promote a plastic-free culture in workplaces.

“We are thrilled to be champions of environmental sustainability in learning institutions because it provides a platform for instilling a culture of caring for the environment in our children and consequently our future,” Ms Snow.

She said environmental sustainability should begin with the youngest among us and pupils should aim to create awareness and share ideas with the community and family on environmental protection.

 This service has been implemented across all the Makini Schools both in Nairobi and Kisumu counties.

In attendance were Makini Group of Schools Executive Director Ms Angelica Ouya, Aquavita Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jane Snow, Aquavita Chief Operating Officer (COO) Barack Odhuno and class 8 pupils who are members of the Environment Club at Makini School.

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