Nature Trust – FEE Malta, through the Eco-Schools (EkoSkola) programme, is proud to announce that Malta is now part of the international Water Explorer project locally supported by the HSBC Water Programme, the HSBC Malta Foundation, the Catch the Drop Campaign and Għajn – Water Conservation Awareness Centre managed by The Energy and Water Agency. Following the launch of Water Explorer in Malta, the website, http://www.waterexplorer.org/malta is now open for schools to register their intention to participate in Water Explorer.
Funding of school actions
Registering a school in Water Explorer will give the school the chance to apply for extra support funding from HSBC Malta Foundation. Ten schools will be given €500 funding for the best proposed plans for the water related open challenges which can be linked with each of the Water Explorer missions. Interested schools are encouraged to fill in the form attached stating the water saving related action and how they intend to spend the funding money. The filled-in forms should be sent to Ms Marvic Refalo on firstname.lastname@example.org by not later then 8th January 2018. A jury, made up of representatives from HSBC and Nature Trust – FEE Malta, will decide on the projects eligible for funding.
Other opportunities for schools
Besides the possible funding opportunities, Water Explorer registered schools have:
- access to resources,
- their own animated school platform where schools can upload photos and share their efforts to save water and promote awareness raising activities with local and foreign schools,
- support by an Eco-Schools coordinator or HSBC Bank Malta support staff,
- the possibility to qualify as a global school of the week (one school per week per country from the eleven participating countries is eligible to qualify),
- the possibility of winning the national Water Explorer School of the Month award,
- the prospect of receiving the Best National School award which is identified at the end of the scholastic year according to the challenges taken. Awardees will then participate in the international award event scheduled for October 2018.
It is suggested that Water Explorer is done in collaboration with the EkoSkola committee in schools participating in the Eco-Schools programme. Schools interested in Water Explorer are invited to first refer to http://www.waterexplorer.org/how-to-get-started for more details.
One registration per school is allowed. Registering does not bind the school to participate in the challenges. Introductory workshops for students will be held during the FEE Fest in January. For more information visit http://www.waterexplorer.org/faq or contact Ms Marvic Refalo, project coordinator, via telephone: 2598 8419, mobile: 99806688 or email: email@example.com
Circular and funding application can be dowloaded from here: