LAHORE (PR):  World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan), in partnership with Sui Northern Gas Pipelines LTD (SNGPL), held an environmental education activity at a local school here on Thursday. The activity was conducted under the “Spallation” campaign of WWF-Pakistan, in which children from schools across Pakistan learn about issues such as sustainability, environment, species and water and sanitation and then compete in a spelling competition. This year’s campaign theme is “Energy Conservation”, which goes beyond the general concept of electricity being the only energy source.

Officials from SNGPL conducted an awareness raising session for students, which was followed by a prize distribution ceremony. Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Jawad Ashraf, Senior Media Consultant for SNGPL said, “usually people perceive only electricity as an energy conservation issue. We are creating awareness about the fact that it is also important for us all to conserve natural gas, which is important for home and industrial use.”

SNGPL officials found the children to be receptive of the message.

Ms Sayeda Saleem, the Principal of School of International Studies in Science & Arts added, “spallation has become a fun yet focused campaign to bring factual information to children about critical environmental issue.”