Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine approved Eco-school study manual
This manual is designed for schoolchildren of 2 to 10 grades and teachers of nature study subjects. It includes key and important environmental issues facing the world today.
It should be reminded that Farmak JSC expanded the boundaries of the Eco-school project by having involved 10 schools of Kyiv. The project starts in January 2019 and will last 9 months. During their studies at Eco-school, schoolchildren will gain new knowledge about environmental problems, ways to solve them and basics of project management. Having obtained theoretical and practical knowledge, schoolchildren will develop eco-projects for their schools. The best of them will receive mini grants from Farmak JSC for their implementation.
Ten Kyiv schools joined Farmak’s “EcoSchool” project
Farmak JSC expanded the borders of its environmental project “EcoSchool” by involving 10 schools of Kyiv.
Students of schools in Podilsky district of Kyiv became participants of the “EcoSchool” project. Its intended duration is 9 months.
A unique manual that embraces the most crucial and important issues the world faces today has been developed for students. This manual has already been submitted for approval to the Ministry of Education of Ukraine.
Studying in the “EcoSchool”, students will obtain new knowledge about environmental problems, ways to address them and principles of project management.
After obtaining the required theoretical and practical knowledge, students will develop ECO-projects for their schools. The best of them will receive mini-grants from Farmak JSC for their implementation.
“After attending the “EcoSchool”, students will never be the same again. They will take all future decisions from the perspective of ecology and usefulness of their actions for the environment. This is how we will educate an eco-friendly society that will create and protect. Besides, knowledge in the area of project management will help solve any problem that students may face in the future. Farmak always promotes new, innovative, effective ideas. Everything we do whether a drug or a project initiated by Farmak, is for the benefit of people. An eco-friendly society is undoubtedly a cure for our planet, which can heal it from global changes taking place on the Earth”, noted Pavlo Pavlyk, Operations Director of Farmak JSC.
“The world is drowning in flows of information, the pace of life is accelerating, consumption of resources and production of waste is growing. Given the limitation of time afforded for daily life decisions, it is necessary to have a “roadmap” of actions and basic knowledge to understand, who we are and where our place in the global ecosystem is. I hope that young people from all regions of Ukraine will join the “EcoSchool” initiatives and find the right answers and practical solutions to local environmental problems”, added Oleksandra Khalaim, Head of the Ukrainian Environmental Club Green Wave.
Farmak JSC implemented a long-term information and educational project “Eco School”.
As part of the project, students of 8th-11th grades attended an educational course on global theoretical environmental issues and learned how to apply the acquired knowledge in practice. The best projects aimed at addressing the environmental problems of a particular school received mini-grants from Farmak JSC for their implementation. The company involved ‘Let’s do it, Ukraine’ to participate in the project.
The final meeting of the project participants and organizers was held on October 11. The jury consisting of representatives from the education department, the winning schools, Farmak JSC and NGO ‘Let’s do it, Ukraine’ visited the winning schools and saw how the projects were implemented.
At School No. 1, a unique project “Charging Drive” was implemented. Its idea was to create a generating bike that generates energy and charges mobile devices. The charger itself was designed by Nikita Semenov, a 10th grade student, enthusiast of radio engineering. “I was very interested in this project. I decided to design this charger immediately. Currently I work on improving the speed of charging gadgets. There is no similar bicycle in Ukraine”, told Nikita Semenov.
The silver prize winner of the competition was the team of the gymnasium, where fountains with purified drinking water will be installed. “The slogan of our project is: ‘Clean water is guarantee of health’. One should not drink water from rusty pipes. Therefore, we decided to take part in the competition of environmental projects “, said Daria Pechko, leader of the eco-team.
Due to the “Eco School” project, 3 sensor water taps were installed in School No. 11. “In Eco School, we learned to work as one team, listened to each other, received environmental knowledge, plenty of useful information”, – said project participant Yulia Savinova. According to school principal Natalia Grybuk, the use of sensor taps allowed achieving 25% of water savings for one month only. “It is very important for schools, because children often forget to turn the water taps off. Now they are turned on and off automatically”, said Natalia Grybuk.
The education department understands the importance of this project as well. “You have contributed a part of environmental culture, awareness and thinking in your homes, your schools, your town. This is the beginning of a major important venture, the future of which depends on you”, said Liubov Voloshko, Deputy Director of Shostka Education Department.
“The practical benefit of the Eco School project is practical application of acquired knowledge and skills. Important changes begin with everyone. Important changes begin with a great desire. Our desire to live in clean environment is so great that we have made our complex chemical production facilities eco-friendly. Every participant of the “Eco School” project became the agent of changes and the ambassador of environmental culture. We will not stop here. The “Eco School” project will be implemented in other regions of the country”, noted Pavlo Pavlyk, Operations Director of Farmak JSC
We remind that the “Eco School” project was launched in 2018 in Shostka and lasted for 8 months. 11 local schools participated in the project; of them 9 presented their projects during finals. School eco-teams attended trainings, where they learned about the basics of environmental thinking and lifestyle, how to save the planet and spare natural resources, how to prepare an environmental project for their school and thus contribute to preservation of balance on the Earth.