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WESSA wins Environmental Sustainability Award at 2017 Eduweek Awards

Written by: diannem

WESSA is proud to have received the award for Environmental Sustainability at the 2017 Education Week Awards held in Cape Town last week.

The awards, which recognise excellence across the African Education Ecosystem, formed part of the CapeTown EduWeek exhibition and conference held in partnership with the Western Cape Education Department at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on 4 and 5 October.

The award reconfirms WESSA’s position as a national leader in environmental education that is investing in youth and facilitating transformation in schools through innovative programmes that offer project-based learning.

The organisation works with schools and teachers throughout South Africa to support and improve school curricula regarding environmental learning, equipping children to live sustainably in the future.

WESSA is the national operator for the international Eco-Schools, Learning About Forests (LEAF) and Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) programmes. WESSA also implements a national Water and Energy Programme incorporating the Water Explorer Project, and the Entrepreneurial and Environmental Empowerment for South African Youth (EEESAY) Project, in partnership with Teach A Man To Fish. All WESSA’s schools programmes are aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.




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