Azadea Basis has been internet hosting inter-school Envirothon competitors for the previous three years to rejoice Earth Day and this yr’s competitors was in collaboration with The Little Engineer. This yr’s theme was “Utilizing expertise for Environmental Options” and college students have been inspired to create objects like vehicles and ovens powered utilizing renewable vitality equivalent to photo voltaic or wind vitality.
I used to be current on the first version and it was nice to see college students transcend the normal studying surroundings to discover the potential of renewable energies, in addition to develop communication abilities and successfully provide you with an finish product. We’re in determined want of such occasions to boost consciousness among the many rising younger generations and encourage them to turn into extra environmentally-conscientious and affect their surrounding.
One of the best half is that profitable college students don’t simply win an award, however they get to attend a robotics class at The Little Engineer’s headquarters, permitting them with additional alternatives to boost their abilities.
I used to be requested to be on the panel of judges this yr, which might have been a fantastic honor, alongside Minster of Telecommunication Nicolas Sehnaoui, The Little Engineer and Azadea Basis, in addition to my buddy and managing editor of ArabNet Journal, Rita Makhoul and fellow blogger and founding father of “Mums in Beirut” Dina Maktabi, however I used to be in another country on the time. The Envirothon befell on the René Mouawad, Sanayeh Backyard, which was restored few years again by Azadea Basis as nicely, and is likely one of the greatest preserved and most visited public gardens in Lebanon.
I’m wanting ahead to subsequent yr’s Envirothon and to getting Brian into such competitions. Possibly he’ll invent some kind of robotic that cleans after him and remembers the place he hides my stuff LOL!