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Emmaculate Mukokoromba

ZAKA – St Anthony’s Musiso High School has set an example by heeding calls by the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) to create and sustain a litter-free environment by making rubbish bins readily available throughout the school area.

The school has set good precedence for other schools and organisations in Zaka by placing litter bins at all vantage places around the school including in the sport grounds.

St Anthony's Musiso High School head Joram Mawana said that the appearance of the school should be in line with set standards to help market the brand and build a culture of cleanliness among pupils and everybody else.

"We have to keep a clean school environment and cultivate a clean culture in our pupils so that wherever they go in future, they will know that they have to keep their surroundings clean. This helps to market the school at large and it reflects our standards as a school,” said Mawana.

The set-up at the school does not allow anyone to throw litter on the ground because of the number of bins available.

“We have put a lot of bins around the school and no one has to walk a distance to throw litter. Wherever you are, you have to find a bin. They are clearly-labeled and no one can miss them,” said Mawana.

The bins at St Anthony’s Musiso High School are made from not so sophisticated material that can be found easily and affordably.

In 2016, the school was EMA debate champions for Masvingo province in the category which supported prosecution of littering offences.

EMA has for a long time advocated for institutions to improve the availability of bins in their surroundings as a way of improving cleanliness and recycling opportunities.

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