Armenian Adolescents for Ecology

Project Description:
Armenian Adolescents for Ecology project, in line with HSBC Group policy, financed by HSBC and coordinated by WWF Armenia, was implemented by Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) NGO. One-year and 30 thousand U.S. dollars to the total cost of this project aimed to raise the awareness on ecological problems through teenagers, hence engaging their families, schools and communities. 35 schools in Yerevan and 6 regions of Armenia with 59 teachers and 1771 schoolchildren were involved in the project. On the basis of WWF’s "One Planet Lifestyle" Pocket Guide the Guidelines in Armenian were developed and later on approved by the Ministry of Science and Education as an educational curriculum for use in secondary schools. Also, through the project the website www.ecoyouth.info was established. The essay competition on the topic of “Your Environmental Problems and Possible Options of Their Solutions" for schoolchildren was organized. The authors of top three best essays were announced winners and were awarded money prizes for implementation of their environmental sustainability ideas.

Objective(s):
To raise the awareness on ecological problems through teenagers, hence engaging their families, schools and communities

Project Outcomes:
  1. Trainings of trainers in 35 schools of 6 regions and in Yerevan held to introduce “One Planet Lifestyle” principles for sustainable living
  2. The essay competition for schoolchildren was organized in 35 schools
  3. Out of 109 essays the best 20 were selected and only the authors of the top three best essays were announced the winners to implement their environmental sustainability ideas for $1500 US each received from HSBC Bank
  4. The best essay ideas will be implemented by the winners and monitored by the HSBC Climate Champions from the bank local staff
  5. "One Planet Lifestyle" Guidelines were published as an educational curriculum for use in secondary schools. Also, a network of project participants was created aimed at strengthening intra-school and intra-community links for better public awareness on hot environmental issues across the country: www.ecoyouth.info
Funding Organization(s) / Donor(s):
HSBC Bank Armenia CJSC

Implementing Organization(s):
Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) NGO under overall coordination of WWF Armenia

Project Implementation Location:
Republic of Armenia

Project Duration:
2011 – 2012

For Further Information:
Mr. Gera Voskanyan
Partnership & Communications Manager
Tel: (+374 10) 54 61 56 (ext. 14)
Email: gvoskanyan@wwfcaucasus.org

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