‘Banana bark’ student named Nema brand ambassador – PHOTOS
The student who was pictured carrying a bag made using banana barks after the ban of plastic bags was on Monday named a brand ambassador for alternative carrier bags.
Hilda Gacheri Bundi, a student at Materi Girls in Tharaka Nithi, was visited by a team from the National Environment and Management Authority (Nema) that presented her with a school bag and named her an ambassador.
A meeting with the school administration was also held. The NEMA team drawn from the Public Participation and Corporate Affairs departments.
During the meeting, it was decided that her background is checked to identify how the Authority can assist financially.
According to NEMA Communications Manager Evans Nyabuto, the team will brief the director general and later the Environment CS after which it will be determined “the things NEMA will take up”.
“She was also asked a few questions which if she passes she will be part of environmental programmes in Materi and other schools,” he added.
Kenyans online had pilled pressure on the authority to name Hilda a brand ambassador for her courage to carry a banana bark bag to school.
Hilda had narrated how she was getting late for school and had no bag hence decided to use the locally available alternative.