Launches "YOUNG REPORTERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT" Program 2008-2009.
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS LALLA HASNAA, Chairperson of the Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l’Environnement, on Thursday, 19 March 2009 at the Koutoubia school in Marrakech launched the "Young Reporters for the Environment” Program for 2008 - 2009.
Her Royal Highness presided over the proceedings of Young Reporters covering:
- Presentation by the supervisory Professor in field dealing with the protection of forest resources,
- The methodology used in the framework of this program primarily consists of: Field surveys, meeting with various stakeholders so they can put forth their views and propose relevant solutions.
- The journalistic approach adopted by students to complete the written report.
Her Royal Highness also visited the Environment and Health and Human Rights Clubs that organize activities related to the awareness-building among the students, as well as the celebration of national days ... Explanations for various activities were provided to Her Royal Highness.
Her Royal Highness proceeded with the students to plant a palm tree in the theme garden developed by the students. This garden is designed to contribute to the implementation of the Environmental Education Program and create a pleasant environment for both pupils and teachers.
To be recalled is that, the Young Reporters of the Environment Program was initially developed in 1990 in Europe by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE); this program is intended to raise awareness among students on environmental issues.
After its membership in FEE in July 2002, the Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l’Environnement decided to implement this program in Morocco in partnership with the Ministry of Education, covering 16 academies and involving over 500 schools and 7500 students.
Their work was rewarded at the international level. Worthy of mention is that in 2007 the Koutoubia school was awarded the International Energy Award.