Tuesday, 10 February 2009

First Earth Charter Pilot Lesson in Tajikistan

On January 24th the first Earth Charter pilot lesson was held in Tajikistan at a local secondary school. Approximately 40 students, mostly Tajiks, met with Earth Charter representatives, who brought with them Earth Charter posters and brochures with the Earth Charter text, translated and published earlier this year. A special video and DVD were also used.

The teachers of this and other schools in the region had previously received and studied the Earth Charter Guidebook for Teachers, which they had translated into Tajik and published for teachers' training and use.

The students found the text inspiring and insisted that the duration of the lesson should be doubled by adding another hour.

The Ministry of Education of Tajikistan plan to have 16 Earth Charter lessons, one per week, with one Earth Charter principle at a time.

For more information on the Earth Charter, vist their site The Earth Charter Initiative.

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