Green Pack Junior: a new educational tool for sustainability in Albania

May 30, 2017 | By Loreta Hysa

The UNECE Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development declares: “Education, in addition to being a human right, is a prerequisite for achieving sustainable development and an essential tool for good governance, informed decision making and·the promotion of democracy.”

Building on the success of the REC's Green Pack educational toolkit in Albania, the REC is proud to announce the start of work on Green Pack Junior Albania, which will provide educational materials for younger schoolchildren. Green Pack Junior gives educators original and accessible materials for teaching sustainable development issues in an engaging and motivating way. The materials present the key issues facing the world today, and encourage pupils to think critically about the way we live in the world. More importantly, it opens up discussions about how to work together and solve problems.

The first meeting on the preparation of Green Pack Junior Albania took place in Tirana on May 24, 2017, at a roundtable discussion between teachers and education specialists. The preparation of Green Pack Junior Albania will involve many actors at both national and regional level. Everyone involved is keen to deliver a useful product to teachers for transmitting knowledge, developing green skills and cultivating sustainable values in Albania.

Green Pack Junior Albania is being prepared under the SENiOR-II programme, with the financial support of the Government of Sweden.

TAGS: Albania | Education | Sustainable development