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  • on 12.10.2015
  • at 04:29 PM
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Climate change kit for students in Mauritius 0

A new education kit has been unveiled in Mauritius to help students learn about climate change adaptation and mitigation measures.

The Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE) launched the Climate Change Education Kit last month (1 September) and announced that it is targeting 258,000 primary and secondary school students who are six to 18 years old.

According to the MIE, the kit aims at informing and challenging the students to develop appropriate skills and qualities for adaptation and survival in fast-changing ecological and environmental trends.

Ravhee Bholah, the project coordinator and associate professor at MIE’s Science and EducationDepartment, told SciDev.Net that production of the kit, which was funded by the government of Japan under the Africa Adaptation Programme, cost US$3 million.

It took the MIE a year writing, reviewing, discussing and validating the details with rectors and managers of primary and secondary schools.

The kit contains a range of curriculum resource materials including bookmarks, flyers, factsheets, comic strips, teachers’ manuals and 3D models and simulations that teachers are now using to educate students on climate change issues.

Each of the 320 primary and 176 secondary schools has received two copies of the kit and teachers are responsible for disseminating the information to students, who will then take it back home, according to Bholah.

A mobile graphic exhibition on climate change and disaster risk reduction, including low-cost models has been conceptualised to be used for sensitisation.

Continue reading on: SciDev

by Nasseem Ackbarally

Photo Credit: Nyani Quarmyne/Panos

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