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FTF organises workshop on environmental Awareness

Feb 7, 2011, 1:30 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Future Training Foundation (FTF) recently held a day-long seminar on environmental awareness for children and their families using educational literature.

The programme was funded by Global Environment Facility (GEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Small Grants Programme (SGP).

Speaking at the ceremony held at the Girl's Guide Vocational Training Centre in Kanifing, the coordinator and manager of the project, George Rieggi, said that such a programme develops the capacity of the next generation of citizens.

"If the next generation is more positive towards the environment that will help to improve livelihoods, economic development and the social well being of people," he noted.

The Director of Futures Training Foundation, Madam Lisong A. Bah, revealed that the Foundation was established in 2009 with the aim of building the capacity of child care givers and early children educators (ECE) practitioners.

She said their target groups are nursery school teachers and the children.

"The targets are 4-8 years because they are children who will take the environment from greenie books and share the knowledge with their parents," she said, adding that the books were developed from their partners such as the National Environment Agency, the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, the Early Children Educators and curriculum directory.

Yvonne Coolson, a volunteer in the project, who has fifty-year-teaching experience, said the project is very good for children and parents.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Mr Kasim Touray of the Gambia College.

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