“If you are a teacher or someone who runs an eco-club, this material is for you. They contain several mini-lessons that can be included in your school’s curriculum or serve as an extension for extracurricular activities such as beach and desert cleanup or eco-club educational activities,” Deap Qatar said on its social media pages.
Deap Qatar noted that the posts, in English and Arabic, are specially tailored to Qatar’s natural landscape and ecosystem. The group thanked the UK Center for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science for helping to develop the material.
Deap Qatar, together with relevant authorities and organisations, runs year-round beach clean-up campaigns across the country, bringing together volunteers from various sectors to #keepqatarclean.
Despite the many challenges such as Covid-19 restrictions, Deap Qatar organized a total of 100 cleaning campaigns in one year. Thousands of volunteers from different companies, schools, embassies, governmental and non-governmental entities have taken part in these initiatives.
Most recently, the group collaborated with members of the Philippine Professional Organization Qatar and the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners Qatar Chapter for a clean-up campaign, which involved 70 volunteers who collected 200 kg of waste.