SHUKALB officially launched in May the implementation of two of its most exciting education and awareness programs, “Friends of Water” and “World Water Monitoring Challenge”, both implemented under an agreement and with cooperation of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth of Albania.
On 6 May 2019, in Tirana, SHUKALB organized the orientation workshop of the “Friends of Water” program, with the participation of teachers and administrators of elementary schools, as well as the representatives of respective water utilities who are participating in the program.
The overall objective of “Friends of Water” program is to increase awareness on water related issues among 3rd grade students of elementary schools. There are 18 water supply and sewerage companies and 44 elementary schools of different cities, involved in the “Friends of Water” Program this year.
The Manager of Programs of SHUKALB Ms. Olta Ceca delivered a detailed presentation regarding the program content and objectives, the materials that will be used by teachers and students during the implementation, the methodology of the program, as well as other related logistics. At the end, the participants received the program materials to include the children’s booklet, teacher’s guide, drawing sheets and posters of the program.
On 13 May 2019, in Tirana, SHUKALB organized another orientation workshop in the framework of the “World Water Monitoring Challenge” program, with the participation of the biology-chemistry teachers of the schools involved in the program. The objective of the meeting was to familiarize the teachers with the learning materials, instructions, the program schedule, learning modules, as well as the procedures for handling and using the test kits.
The meeting was delivered by Elisabeta Poci, Deputy Executive Director of SHUKALB. After receiving the program instructions, the teachers were provided with the materials needed for monitoring water parameters such as pH, turbidity, temperature and oxygen dissolved in water, all part of the Test Kit.
The program targets students of 8th grade in elementary schools of Durres, Shkoder, Lezhe, Vlore, Peqin, Kavaje, Sarande, Himare and Cerrik.
The program’s goal is to educate and engage students in the protection of the water resources, and is implemented in the frame of the project: “EU Support to Waste Water Management and Treatment Services” co funded by the European Union and German Government.