x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

UAE school among eight winners of Sheikh Zayed Future Energy Prize

The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School in Abu Dhabi was awarded US$100,000 (Dh367,000) in the initiative.

A UAE organisation is among the eight winners of this year's Sheikh Zayed Future Energy prize.

The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School in Abu Dhabi was awarded US$100,000 (Dh367,000) in the initiative.

The Fujimigaoka Educational Institution in Tokyo, Japan, and the Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya School in Karnataka, India, were also nominated.

The school aims to make its campus carbon-neutral by installing solar panels on its rooftops and improving the efficiency of cooling.

It has already cut its energy consumption by 15 per cent after installing energy-saving light bulbs at its campus.

Mir Anisul Hasan, principal of the school, said receiving the prize yesterday was "an exceptional honour".

"The Global High School category reaches out to schools and students with the simple but powerful message that every student has the power to make a difference," he said.

"It is a source of inspiration to students all over the world."

* Vesela Todorova