„Environmental education in Sumgait” – EVS w Azerbejdżanie

„Environmental education in Sumgait” to wspólny projekt Fundacji Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego i azerskiej organizacji Common Sense Youth Organisation. Poszukujemy wolontariuszy na zaakceptowany już projekt EVS w Sumgait.

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Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 30/11/2018

Miejsce: Sumgait, Azerbejdżan
Organizacja koordynująca i wysyłająca: Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego
Organizacja przyjmująca: Common Sense Youth Organization
Daty aktywności: 01/01/2019 – 30/06/2019
Ilość wolontariuszy: 2

COMMON SENSE Youth Organization was founded by a group of young people as a non-political, non-profit, non-governmental organization in the city of Sumgait in 2006. We have implemented a plenty of local projects in direction of our priorities; and in the framework of our projects, we have worked with many international organizations and governmental bodies. “Green Thinking” campaign–we annually carry out this project to increase environmental awareness and responsibility, to promote the concept of waste sorting and recycling among the young by organizing seminars, trainings, debates, bicycle tours and cleaning activities. We have started “No-Smoking” campaign since 2009 to promote healthy lifestyle and show the consequences of bad habits by conducting photo and video-making competitions, flash mobs and other non-formal education methods. We are a permanent member of Azerbaijan Coalition for Combating Tobacco Use. In the framework of the
work of this Coalition, we prepared a draft bill about “2011-2015 National Strategy for Combating Tobacco Use” and “Restrictions on Smoking” and presented to Cabinet of Ministers. In addition, we organize “No-Tobacco Month” campaign during 1-31 May every year. Furthermore, we train and teach school children how to debate in different topics and in different forms, and we arrange debate tournaments and camps for them in order to bring up new generations of active citizens in society every year. To inform the young about the philosophy of volunteering and increase their participation in voluntary works, we conducted “Mobile Volunteering School” project which had great follow-ups after project had finished. Moreover, our organization strongly encourages local youth to take part in the international mobility, especially Erasmus+ youth exchanges and trainings. Focusing mainly schoolchildren and students, CSYO is very interested in their development and contribution to society as active citizens. Therefore, we have been actively taking part in the Youth in Action
program of the European Commission since 2009 and we have partners all over the Europe. In addition, Common Sense Organization possesses EVS accreditation certificate since 2012 and performs both sending and hosting (since 2016) functions.

The project’s main aim is a promotion of healthy lifestyle between young people through formation of green thinking and enhancement of civic responsibility to the environmental protection as well as to realize them the power of culture, art and heritage of each country in our times.

Green Thinking campaign  – We carry out this campaign with different ways, either organizing trainings, seminars, conferences, or tours, mobilities, or projects in order to raise awareness and citizen accountability for ecology. This is well-known campaign of the organization in the country. Moreover, we are a member of Youth and Environment Europe.

Eco camps of schoolchildren – Our organization gathers 50 schoolchildren and organize them a weekly camp in one of the regions of the country every year. The importance of nature preservation, waste management and recycling is highlighted, environmental awareness and responsibility is promoted, different topics on biodiversity, climate change or etc. are raised using NFE tools.

Bicycle as eco-friendly transport – We carry out promotion campaign for bicycle as an eco-friendly transport means twice a year. We organize workshops for the youngsters who are eager to cycle, but not able to do, and after learning we join them to our tours.

Development of multipliers for eco-clubs – We train multipliers who are going to manage the eco-clubs at schools and arrange activities there every year. Multipliers come together and discuss different topics and NFE tools that will be contribute to the work of eco-clubs.

Visits to national conservation parks – Last year, we arranged tours for 10 different schools to 8 different national conservation parks.  Schoolchildren got acquainted with rare tree species, birds and other plants by observing themselves. They felt nature and its importance for preservation.