The Green Scholarship Organization is a registered non-profit organization established in 2013 in Toronto with the aim of investing in the next generation in terms of environmental sustainability and access to education.
The theme for the organization arose after the successful trial of our first program: “Savings for the next generation – Reusable Water Bottles” in which we were able to raise awareness about environmental waste and channeling the savings from waste reduction towards a scholarship program for those entering post-secondary education. Our initial theme focused on minimizing the waste during Ramadan at a local Masjid in terms of minimizing the administration costs in buying, managing, and disposing of plastic bottles of water.
The mandate of the organization evolved as we found a niche of bridging environmental awareness with putting together a revenue model for scholarship funding for underprivileged children and youth. Our other program during the summer was the “Community Reuse Program” in June 2013 where we had a tremendous response in terms of donated reusable electronic items.
The organization is still in its infancy. We have a lot potential for growth in terms of executing on our mandate. In the future we are exploring partnerships with other institutions.