Paramaribo, 10/30/2019 This morning, the first Global Search for Sustainable Schools Workshop, provided by Humphrey H. Bergraaf Jr, of the SuWaMa Foundation at the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (MINOWC) for primary educational inspectors was conducted. In Suriname this project is being carried out under the name Eco School Suriname. The educational inspectors have received […]
The Akatu Institute launched the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil (in Portuguese, it´s called “Desafio Escolas Sustentáveis”) on the 19th August 2019 and is accepting submissions until the 15th October 2019 via their website (https://edukatu.org.br/escolas_sustentaveis). The criteria for the selection of the Brazilian school projects, based on the global criteria, are as below: Project […]
Each country will develop its own criteria, based on the broad criteria which has been developed in partnership with the implementing countries, observer countries and advisors. It is based on the Whole Schools approach championed by UNESCO, which has four areas of action: school governance, teaching and learning, facilities and operations, and community partnerships.
Nine countries across the world are coming together to run national competitions that will ask students to submit plans for making their schools sustainable. The winning schools will be given grants to implement their ideas from the beginning of 2020, turning their dreams into reality with the support of experts from their country and around the world.