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WWF-Pakistan's National Spellathon Championship Gathers Hundreds of School Children

Posted on 24 November 2017

Lahore, November 24, 2017: World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) conducted the second round of the Nurpur National Spellathon Championship, part of its decades old Spellathon campaign, on Thursday in Lahore after successfully conducting it in Karachi and Islamabad. This year, more than 15,000 students of grades 3 till 5 from various schools of Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi participated in the inter-school competition. Top scorers of this competition will be selected to participate in the nationwide competition to be held in Islamabad where they can win cash prizes.

Students were immensely excited to be a part of the event and participated enthusiastically in pre-test discussions with their classfellows and friends. Parents and teachers were also present to support students and considered the event beneficial exposure to environmental and conservation issues as well as a vital source of confidence building. WWF-Pakistan's National Spellathon Championship 2017 has been sponsored by Nurpur to raise environmental awareness among young minds of our nation. 

WWF-Pakistan, started Spellathon in 1997, 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 and also improve their comprehension skills through competition.

According to Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General WWF-Pakistan, "We have a Spellathon generation in Pakistan; students who have participated and learned about the country's environment through the campaign. We are proud to say that the children of these participants are now registered in the campaign. We are also proud to say that the campaign inspired students to adopt environment management as their profession and some of  these individuals are now part of our organization. "

Around 25,000 students registered in the initial year of Spellathon, which has increased to over 150,000 students across Pakistan today.


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