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22 October, 2011

WWF – Pakistan’s Annual Spellathon Competition Draws Hundreds of School Children


Lahore: WWF – Pakistan conducted the second phase of its decades old environment educational campaign ‘Spellathon’ on Saturday in Lahore an dKarachi simultaneously. More than 350 students of grades 1 till 9 from various schools of Lahore and Karachi participated in this annual inter school competition. Top scorers of this competition would be selected to participate in the nationwide competition to win lucrative prizes.

Students were immensely excited to be a part of the event and they participated enthusiastically in pre – test discussions with their class fellows and friends. Parents & teachers who were also present to support the children considered it beneficial exposure to environmental and conservation issues for the kids and a vital source of confidence building. WWF – Pakistan’s Spellathon 2011 has been sponsored by P & G Safeguard and Rose Petal to raise environmental awareness among young minds of our nation.

The participation certificates will be awarded to the students by WWF – Pakistan’s representatives to acknowledge the efforts of students and to make it more valuable and memorable for these youngsters.

WWF - Pakistan, started Spellathon in 1995 which is an environmentally driven educational initiative targeting the youth of Pakistan. Spellathon is now a nation-wide spelling competition, for schools, which through a series of written quizzes promotes contemporary knowledge of the environment among the youth of the country in a fun and exciting way. Spellathon is an integral part of the annual calendar of private schools across Pakistan. The objective of the campaign is to raise awareness and understanding for the need to conserve, protect and manage Pakistan’s natural resources among the young minds of our nation.
About WWF – Pakistan: World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan was formed in 1970 to address the growing environmental and conservation issues in Pakistan that not only affected the flora and fauna, but were also affecting the human population. WWF – Pakistan is a non-profit organisation, working preserve, conserve and save our environment and natural resources. Today, WWF - Pakistan works through 31 offices with a team of approximately 340 dedicated staff members. We have our Head Office in Lahore, regional offices in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Quetta, and project offices wherever there is need and the potential to make a difference.

 

 

About WWF – Pakistan:



World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan was formed in 1970 to address the growing environmental and conservation issues in Pakistan that not only affected the flora and fauna, but were also affecting the human population. WWF – Pakistan is a non-profit organisation, working to preserve, conserve and save our environment and natural resources. Today, WWF - Pakistan works through 31 offices with a team of approximately 340 dedicated staff members. We have our Head Office in Lahore, regional offices in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Quetta, and project offices wherever there is need and the potential to make a difference.

 

For media queries:

Nuzhat Saadia Siddiqi
Press & Media Relations Coordinator
Cell: 0305 4715120 | Office: 042 3586 2359-60
Web: http://www.wwfpak.org | Facebook: facebook.com/WWFPak | Twitter: @WWFPak

 

 

For Spellathon Queries:

Sania Rauf Khan
Manager, Corporate Relations
Office: 042 3586 2359-60 | Email: skhan@wwf.org.pk


 

 

Press Contact

Media Relations at WWF-Pakistan

+92 42 111 993 725
pk.communications@wwf.org.pk
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