United Arab Emirates – Addu City’s Hira School has won the prestigious Zayed Sustainability Prize in the Global High Schools category for the South Asian region.
The prizes were awarded at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) which kicked off with a ceremony at the Dubai Exhibition Centre on Monday. Awards were presented at the ceremony attended by the President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
Hira School depends on well water for general purpose usage and requests that students bring their own drinking water from home. The project proposed by the student aim solve those problems with a sustainable rainwater harvesting solution for the treatment, storage, and reuse of water.
Sustainability outcomes are estimated at two litres of consumable water being available per person per day for the school, totalling 30,720 litres per month, and 368,640 litres saved per year.
President Solih congratulated the students of Hira School staring that he is certain that “these students will pave the way for their generation to become future sustainability leaders.”
The Zayed Sustainability Prize is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability and a tribute to the legacy of the founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. President Solih is accompanied on his visit to Dubai by a high-level government delegation.