Omar Al Qurashi, Director of Communications, Shell in Dubai
Shell has revealed that the awareness level on key issues concerning the environment, health and safety (HSE) has been increasing among different schools in the UAE, as manifested during a series of visits conducted recently in different schools participating in the Shell Better Environment Awards (BEA) 2011. Shell further noted that the growing interest and proficiency at the school level about HSE issues has been manifested by the exceptionally high degree of innovation and quality of the various projects that are currently undertaken by participating students of BEA 2011.
The site visits were organized by Shell in coordination with the Knowledge & Human Development Authority to check on the progress of the different projects that are entered in BEA 2011, while it also provided an opportunity for Shell to conduct discussions and provide students an overview of what judges will be expecting from their projects and presentations. The different student projects touched on a variety of HSE issues that are highly relevant to the society, including climate change, road safety, obesity and smoking among others.
"We are delighted to see such great progress of the Shell Better Environment Award. We are confident that these projects and the innovative ideas from the students will ultimately contribute in various ways to protect the environment and to enhance the health and safety standards of our society. Moreover, it is very important that we continue to generate greater awareness about these important issues and Shell believes that cultivating the proactive support of different schools will deliver great dividends in terms of discovering more innovative ways to address key challenges in the areas of environment, health and safety," said Omar Al Qurashi, Director of Communications, Shell in Dubai.
The Shell Better Environment Awards 2011 was launched in November 2010 in cooperation with the Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) with the aim of raising awareness and inspiring the younger generation to contribute in addressing key challenges concerning the environment, health and safety.