2019 Community Engagement Celebration Day

Project Title

Environmental Health Related to Childrens' Learning

Type of Presentation

Tri-fold display

Presentation Type

Event

Project Summary

In the Fall of 2018, the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center partnered with Helping Hands International to host a fundraising dinner in an effort to support the construction of a new hall in a rural school in Pakistan. The event featured guest speakers Dr. Catherine Zeman, Professor of Environmental Health; Ms. Dema Kazkaz, President of Masjid Al Noor Islamic Center in Waterloo, Iowa; Mr. Shamir Butt, PIEER student intern and president of Helping Hands International, University of Northern Iowa Chapter. Dr. Zeman . Dr. Zeman spoke about the importance of children having healthy environmental conditions to support learning and growth. Ms. Kazkaz spoke on the influence students have in spreading awareness to support primary school students in Pakistan. Mr. Butt gave the audience a background of Helping Hands International’s work in Pakistan and presented a short documentary. More than sixty people attended the dinner and helped raise more than $3,000, enough money to cover the construction fees for the school hall in Pakistan! PIEER students worked to plan, promote and setup the event during the course of the semester.

Start Date

19-4-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

19-4-2019 10:30 AM

Event Host

UNI Office of Undergraduate Studies

Department/Center/Organization

Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center/Panther Initiative for Environmental Equity and Resilience (PIEER)

Award Category

Social Justice Award (Theme-Based)

Award Category

Sustainability and Environmental Awareness Award (Theme-Based)

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Apr 19th, 9:00 AM Apr 19th, 10:30 AM

Environmental Health Related to Childrens' Learning

In the Fall of 2018, the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center partnered with Helping Hands International to host a fundraising dinner in an effort to support the construction of a new hall in a rural school in Pakistan. The event featured guest speakers Dr. Catherine Zeman, Professor of Environmental Health; Ms. Dema Kazkaz, President of Masjid Al Noor Islamic Center in Waterloo, Iowa; Mr. Shamir Butt, PIEER student intern and president of Helping Hands International, University of Northern Iowa Chapter. Dr. Zeman . Dr. Zeman spoke about the importance of children having healthy environmental conditions to support learning and growth. Ms. Kazkaz spoke on the influence students have in spreading awareness to support primary school students in Pakistan. Mr. Butt gave the audience a background of Helping Hands International’s work in Pakistan and presented a short documentary. More than sixty people attended the dinner and helped raise more than $3,000, enough money to cover the construction fees for the school hall in Pakistan! PIEER students worked to plan, promote and setup the event during the course of the semester.