The regional and provincial coordinators of the Eco-Schools and Young Reporters programmes for the environment participated online in a national workshop, organised by the Hassan II International Centre for Environmental Training.
The Hassan II International Centre for Environmental Training, the academic entity of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Environmental Protection, organized on April 22nd 2021, on the sidelines of World EarthDay, an online capacity-building workshop for the profit of 94 regional and provincial coordinators, and the 23 members of the jury of the environmental education programs “Eco-Schools” and “Young Reporters for the Environment”,
The regional and provincial coordinators are the key actors of these two educational programs for the Environment deployed by the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Environmental Protection in coordination with the National Ministry of Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research.
These coordinators have the task of helping, accompanying and training school teachers in the deployment of the two eco-schools and young reporters for the environment programmes in the twelve regional academies where they are deployed. The Foundation therefore provides them, through the Hassan II International Centre for Environmental Training, with technical support in their mission.
During this workshop, the Centre presented the novelties of the two educational programmes (impact study and dematerialisation of participation processes), the launch of innovative programmes and tools, as well as the implementation of the Ana Boundif platform.
Participants worked in two separate working groups, one for the Eco-Schools manual, and the other to improve the working modalities between the regional and national committees ofthe twoprogrammes, facilitate participation and evaluate the programmes.
Professional coaches accompanied all the participants during the group work.
The workshop also explained how the Eco-Schools and Young Reporters for the Environment programmes are working to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the objectives of UNESCO’s Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2015-2024), including target 4.7on education for sustainable development and global citizenship.
Finally, an expert from FAO, a partner of the Foundation, spoke about biodiversity in the context of the commemoration of Earth Day.
This support provided to the coordinators is at the heart of the Foundation’s mission which is to educate and raise awareness of Sustainable Development among all audiences.