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November 25, 2010

Eco-Schools Program Training workshop for regional and provincial Eco-Schools program coordinators Held on Thursday, November 25, 2010 in Rabat

A training workshop for regional and provincial Eco-Schools coordinators was held on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at the MEN-Rabat National Training and Conference Center. This workshop was within the framework of the partnership agreement signed on April 24, 2010 between the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection (Fm6e) and the Ministry of Education, on the occasion of the Earth Day celebration, under the Presidency of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince Moulay Rachid and the Princess Lalla Hasnaa, in order to expand the Eco-Schools program and make environmental education the foundation for sustainable development policy.

 

The workshop focused on the:

  • Presentation of the Fm6e missions and programs,
  • Eco-Schools program approach
  • Environmental status in Morocco and the program subject focus (water, energy, waste, biodiversity, and food).
  • Partnership implementation between the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Education with a focus on the provincial coordinator role;
  • Testimony of two schools (Banque Populaire School in Tangier and Rokia Bent Rassoul in Salé): Presentation of the program implementation process and the various actions initiated.

Her Royal Highness the Princess Lalla Hasnaa holds a particular interest in actions such as this workshop, as it aims to promote environmental education.

The Eco-Schools program was launched in Morocco in November 2006. Its pilot phase involved 8,471 students and 17 schools.

The program will be gradually expanded. Over the next three years, 690 schools covering 16 district academies will serve as a model.

 

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