Students raise awareness of environmental issues during ESO’s Namat competition

Muscat – The Environment Society of Oman (ESO) announced the eight winners of the 2021-22 Namat competition on Wednesday at an event in Muscat.

Organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Education (MoE), the event also saw the official launch of the third edition of the competition for 2022-23.

With sponsorship from Veolia Oman and Emily’s Garden, the Namat competition aims to encourage ecological awareness in schools across the Sultanate and promote a culture of conservation by asking students to come up with sustainable ideas to overcome environmental issues in the fields of energy, waste and water management.

In its second year, the competition saw the participation of more than 600 students, teachers and parents from public schools, forming 67 teams.
Wednesday’s event was hosted by Her Highness Sayyida Tania al Said, President of ESO, and the winners received their prizes from HE Dr. Abdullah Ambosaidi, Under-Secretary for Educational Affairs, Ministry of Education. Winners walked away with RO1,000, RO500 for second place and RO300 for third place winners.

“The competition is a fun and engaging way for us to teach young Omanis about environmental issues, while encouraging them to apply this knowledge to real-life activities. The students exceeded our expectations and worked diligently, with great enthusiasm to implement their projects,” said Jawaher al Ghafri, Education Coordinator at ESO.