The Ministry of Education, Research and Youth, Holcim (Romania) and CONCEPT Foundation are pleased to announced the second edition of the National Contest "CREATE YOUR ENVIRONMENT!", study subject included in the Offer of Optional Study Subjects for Pupils and High-school Students, approved by the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth starting with the school year 2007-2008.
The programme "CREATE YOUR ENVIRONMENT!", initiated by Holcim (Romania) in 2004, managed to offer to pupils, students and teachers a study subject which addresses their needs for knowledge and education in the field of environment.
Taking place this year during the period August 29 - September 2, in the School Camp Poiana Pinului, the second edition of the National Contest "CREATE YOUR ENVIRONMENT!" gathered 200 pupils and students in 3rd to 7th grades and 21 teachers from 21 counties. Through its rich and balanced programme, which combines activities for both coordinating teachers of the teams and the pupils and students with educational and recreational activities, the National Contest "CREATE YOUR ENVIRONMENT!" aims to bring more satisfaction to those who opted for this study subject during the school year 2007-2008.
After the success registered during the pilot edition last summer, the National Contest "CREATE YOUR ENVIRONMENT!" was granted approval be organised annually by the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth. "We supported this initiative from the very beginning and during all its stages: implementation as pilot project, its inclusion in the Offer of Optional Study Subjects for Pupils and High-school Students approved by the Ministry, and, now, this contest that rewards in a creative and recreational manner the pupils, students and teachers interested in an important field such as the environmental protection," said Rodica Cherciu, General Inspector, General Direction for Pre-University Education.
With the occasion of this edition, Holcim (Romania), the initiator of the educational programme "CREATE YOUR ENVIRONMENT!" confirmed that the company will co-fund, together with the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth, the organisation of the National Contest until at least 2009. "Through the programme "CREATE YOUR ENVIRONMENT!" we aimed mainly to contribute to the formation of a civic behaviour towards the environmental protection among children and young people. We are happy to support the young generation by offering a special, useful and enjoyable approach so that they understand the importance of a healthy environment and the impact each of us can have on it. Thank you once again to our partners and to the pupils, students and teachers who adopted our proposal," said Markus Wirth, Country Manager of Holcim (Romania).
The partnership established from the very beginning with CONCEPT Foundation was extended also during this phase. "Once again we joined the initiatives promoted by Holcim (Romania) and the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth. In our opinion, these initiatives will contribute on long term both to the protection of the environment and also to the building of a true ecological spirit among the young generation," said Radu Mateescu, Executive President of CONCEPT Foundation.
For more information, please contact CONCEPT Foundation, telephone: 021-311 12 52, email: info(at)concept.ro, contact person: Radu Mateescu, or Holcim (Romania), telephone 021- 231 77 08, contact person: Luminita Oprea.