Engaging schools and communities in Education for Sustainable Development

January 13, 2017

Nature Trust – Foundation for Environmental Education, Malta is undeniably no newcomer to the ESD scene in Malta. For the past fourteen years it has been investing heavily in present and future generations through its flagship FEE programmes; EkoSkola, YRE and LEAF. To further promote this successful methodology and work ethic, the e-NGO is hosting a FEE Fest at the newly built St Benedict College, Kirkop Middle School.

The FEE Fest is a one-stop-shop opportunity to learn about the various FEE programmes, develop ideas for cross-curricular work, get information about various sustainable projects and initiatives and an excellent platform for networking. It is a 3-day event with different exhibition stalls and scheduled sessions targeting students and teachers. Participants are free to attend on any day and plan their visit according to their particular interests and needs.

In its bid to continue to equip learners with an array of ESD skills and competences required to develop into informed, active and responsible citizens, each year Nature Trust Malta partners various entities to get more support. This year was no exception. Ten schools will be receiving support funding from WasteServ as part of the School-Community Link Project Grant Scheme; Promoting a zero-waste society. The scheme is intended to financially support schools in their plans to come up with original, innovative community-based projects aimed at reducing waste … especially organic waste.

The support funding will be presented to the respective schools by Hon. Jose’ Herrera, Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change during the FEE fest.

Another 21 schools will be also receiving support funding as part of another international project WER- We Eat Responsibly. Many schools have already benefitted from this project during its first cycle and the results have been widely acclaimed by the international partners. WER is intended to make participants revisit the decisions they take daily related to food selection, provision and consumption and how these affect the health of the planet and the quality of life of its inhabitants. The support funding will be presented by Hon. Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment also during the FEE fest.

List of sponsors supporting the event:

Ministry for Education and Employment/ Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change/ Ministry for Gozo/HSBC Malta Foundation/WasteServCentre for Enviromental Education and Research

Participants in the event:

We Eat Responsibly / National Literacy Agency/ LifeMedGreenRoof Project / LIFE Project: Saving Buskett

Foundation for Environmental Education Fest – Engaging schools and communities in Education for Sustainable DevelopmentNature Trust Malta – NTM organised a 3-day event giving students and teachers an opportunity to learn about the various Foundation for Environmental Education programmes, develop ideas for cross-curricular work, and get information about initiatives being organised.

Posted by Edukazzjoni on Freitag, 13. Januar 2017

Sign up for our newsletter

Past Newsletters

Local Newsletters

International Newsletters

View All