In the program held in the Başşehir People’s Garden with the participation of the Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer and the Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Murat Kurum, the presentation of the “World Child Story Set, Our Common Home with Environment and Children’s Academy” was carried out.
ANKARA (IGFA) – Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer, speaking at the publicity program, thanked the Minister Institution for their support, mentioning that the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change has been working extensively for the last ten months to raise children with environmental awareness and to spread this culture in all schools.
Minister Özer reminded that they took the first step in order for children to grow up with environmental awareness by updating the curriculum of the environmental education elective course in the 7th and 8th grades, and said, “We changed our course as ‘environmental education and climate change course’ and put it as an elective course for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. In our first step, we organized trainings for all our teachers to increase awareness of the environment and zero waste culture, and we saw that our teachers are much more willing to provide this type of training. Although it was not weaselly, almost all of our teachers actively participated in these trainings.” said.
Referring to the projects carried out under the auspices of President Erdoğan’s wife, Emine Erdoğan, Özer reminded that they started to build zero-waste recycling libraries in schools for the first time, within the scope of the “No School Without Libraries” project under the auspices of Emine Erdogan.
Özer stated that they wish the students to grow up as strong individuals with culture, civilization and environmental consciousness as well as their academic skills.