The Advocacy Project had started an environmental and educational project that its first step was to print a drawing copybook under the title (Friend of Environment) and distributed a great number of it in some primary schools both within and outside the city of Sulaimani. The second stage of the project was a workshop about the environment in education process and its main purpose was to checklist and collect the goals and achievements discussed in the first stage.
Briefings of the Workshop on Environment in Educational Process:
After the welcoming speech, Razhan Aso from Advocacy Project of Nature Iraq explained the activities of the project in the last three years and the achievements from then to the present. Then, Diary Muhamad Rashid, from the Advocacy Project of Nature Iraq, discussed environment in general. After discussing certain types of pollution and their specific reasons, Diary also presented certain statistics on the effects of various types of pollutants on environment.
Ako Abdulmajid Saed, the director of the programs in general directorate of programs in Sulaimani education, presented a topic on strategical changes in human being. In detail, he explained certain strategies in making changes through discussing certain topics.
Later, Sherwan Fatih discussed a topic under the title of the effects of art on environment. He also mentioned the “friend of environment” as an educational environmental book that he designed the artisitic part of it. He also focused on ways they have been able to get to the content of the environmental book.
At the last part of the workshop, in an open discussion, “friend of environment” as a copy book as well as a book was discussed. The participants valued the importance of this book and its positive influence on the students. The participants all gravely hoped for the book to be included in the education syllabus by the Mistry of education of Kurdistan Regional Government and to be counted as of next year as they mentioned its positive and direct influence on the students. Finally they thanked the Advocacy Project that has been a pioneer in bringing out changes and building a generation of environment lovers as well friend.