In Sharjah, the goal of the ‘Environmental Guide’ programme is to cultivate a sense of responsibility and care for the environment among participants. This comprehensive programme provides valuable environmental guidance, empowering the younger generation in Sharjah to become environmental guides. Specialists from esteemed institutions contribute their expertise, implementing various activities and educating participants. Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, the Chairperson of EPPA, emphasizes the importance of tailoring programs in Sharjah to enhance students’ knowledge and promote environmental awareness. Through the ‘Environmental Guide’ programme in Sharjah, connections are fostered, environmental awareness is raised, and the significance of safeguarding the environment is emphasized.
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The Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPPA) has recently launched the sixth edition of its renowned “Together for a More Beautiful Summer” Programme. With a focus on promoting environmental awareness among children and adolescents, the “Environmental Guide” programme aims to empower participants aged 10 to 15 with valuable insights into environmental preservation. This article explores how EPPA is fostering a sense of responsibility and care for the environment among the younger generation
Empowering Youth Through the “Environmental Guide” Programme in Sharjah
The “Environmental Guide” programme, initiated by the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPPA), aims to empower children and adolescents aged 10 to 15 in Sharjah with valuable insights into environmental preservation and foster environmental awareness. Through a carefully curated series of engaging activities and expert guidance, this program equips young individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to become environmental guides. By actively participating in the “Environmental Guide” programme, participants not only develop a deeper understanding of the importance of environmental conservation but also recognize their role in safeguarding the natural resources and heritage of Sharjah.
One of the primary objectives of the “Environmental Guide” programme is to cultivate a sense of responsibility and care for the environment among the younger generation in Sharjah. Through comprehensive environmental guidance, participants are encouraged to take an active role in preserving and protecting the natural beauty and resources of the emirate. Esteemed institutions such as the Sharjah Natural History and Botanical Museum, the Islamic Botanical Garden, the Children’s Farm, and Arabia’s Wildlife Centre actively contribute their expertise to implement a diverse range of activities and educational sessions. This collaboration ensures that participants receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about environmental preservation practices specific to the Sharjah region.
Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, the Chairperson of EPPA, acknowledges the importance of tailoring environmental programs to meet the needs of students in Sharjah. By focusing on enhancing students’ knowledge and promoting environmental awareness, the “Environmental Guide” programme instills a deep sense of appreciation and understanding of the unique environmental challenges faced by the emirate. Through the “Environmental Guide” programme, connections are fostered among participants, and they engage in group activities, collaborate on environmental projects, and develop a sense of community and shared responsibility towards the environment. By actively participating in the program, young individuals in Sharjah develop essential skills that go beyond environmental awareness, empowering them to become effective communicators, environmental advocates, and leaders within their communities.
the launch of the “Environmental Guide” programme by EPPA in Sharjah serves as a strong testament to the authority’s commitment to promoting environmental education and fostering a sense of responsibility for the environment among the youth. By empowering young individuals with valuable insights, knowledge, and skills, EPPA is shaping a generation that will actively engage in protecting and preserving the natural beauty and resources of Sharjah. Through their active participation and leadership, these young environmental guides will be instrumental in building a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future for the emirate.