Aramco volunteers raise awareness of plastics waste through children’s workshop

Group photo of Aramco volunteers alongside team members from NL Cares and OBS Springbok School

Citizenship is an important value for Aramco that enables us to make a positive impact on our community.

In collaboration with our new partner 'NL Cares' – an innovative organization in the field of corporate social responsibility and flexible volunteering – Aramco coordinated a volunteering activity for 50 school children, on 28 November, at 'OBS De Springbok' School.

The activity was organized to increase the awareness of plastic pollution among school children aged 10 to 12.

And Iris Ipenburg, a teacher at elementary school de Springbok, said, "It's very important that children are aware of the environment. That's why we are educating them about plastic, waste and recycling."

In the week prior to the visit to the school, children were asked to separate and collect plastic waste used during their daily routines in their own homes. During the activity the children were educated on plastic waste by teaching professional.

Afterwards, a workshop was given where the volunteers joined the children and assisted in building artworks out of the collected plastic waste.

"I think it's essential for companies like Aramco to be involved in local initiatives, because it is a way of giving back to our communities, and also being an active member of society."

Sascha Hoogerwerf, Procurement Planner, Aramco Europe

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