The programme which started in 2016 aims to cover over 100 middle schools in several governorates, empowering thousands of students aged between 11 and 14 years with knowledge of conservation techniques, sustainable practices, climate change and the importance of biodiversity. The 2016 Education Program covered the themes, ‘Energy Saving’ and ‘Oman’s Biodiversity’, stated a press release. In 2017, the themes will be ‘Ecological Footprint’ and ‘Green Schools’.
ESO will also be hosting its fourth Eco Summer programme in July, engaging children in environmentally themed games, art and activities.
Jawaher al Ghafri, education coordinator at ESO, said, “Educating our children on the importance of protecting their environment, empowers them to play an integral role in making our schools, communities and planet a healthier place for us all. The Education Program is a great opportunity for students to learn about natural environment and how best to preserve it.”
Suleiman bin Mohammed al Mantheri, PDO’s external affairs and communications manager, said, “We are proud of our Social Investment programme which is directed to the local communities and the society at large. We are also pleased to work with ESO in bringing environmental education to children.”