"Caravan of knowledge on environmental education" continues on its way. From September to December 2019 it visited more than 20 schools in Bishkek (No. 1, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 21, 23, 32, 33, 38, 43, 45, 46, 51, 52, 53, 65, 66) and covered more than 1600 schoolchildren of 6-7 grades. This activity is an interactive lecture - presentation, which includes discussions, informative team games and watching videos. Schoolchildren with eco-project team discuss topics on ecology and its protection, as well as learn answers to questions about human impact on the environment, what needs to be done to protect the environment; they also study the Rules of the young Bishkek resident and many other issues. Schoolchildren offer various ways to solve environmental problems, such as “need to plant as many trees as possible, not to burn garbage as it pollutes the air, replace plastic bags with reusable eco bags. In addition to discussions, schoolchildren watch videos/cartoons about how human contaminate nature, about a harmful garbage dump on the outskirts of Bishkek, and other videos on environment protection created as part of the eco-project.
Schoolchildren comments after the lecture:
“I read that Bishkek is one of the greenest cities in the world. Today, I found out that we took first place on air pollution and this made me sad. I hope that in 2020 many trees will be planted and we will be able to restore the former status of our city” - a schoolgirl from a secondary school N56.
The “Caravan of knowledge on environmental education” action is carried out by the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” IPF together with the Education Department of the Bishkek City administration within the “Think Globally, Act Locally” environmental project. The aim of the project is to increase civil responsibility and the level of environmental culture among children and youth.
The action started in 2015 and will continue in 2020 and it is planned to cover more than 20 schools in Bishkek.