Raising awareness on critical environmental issues to 800 students:"Nature's Festival" Play

Feb 20, 2012

Under the High Patronage of the President of the  Council of Ministers, H.E. Mr. Najib Mikati, the United Nations  Development Programme (UNDP) – Energy and Environment programme – is launching a theatrical production entitled: “Nature’s Festival” on Monday, 20th of February at 10:00am at the UNESCO Palace. Representing the Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Nazem Khoury, Minister of Environment, will attend the opening ceremony alongside H.E. Spanish Ambassador Mr. Juan Carlos Gafo, the UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Robert Watkins, ambassadors and environmental NGOs, in addition to 800 students from the public elementary schools. The play targets children whose age range varies between 6 and 10 years old and aims to raise their awareness on the critical environmental issues and challenges that face Lebanon. It will introduce the children to the concepts of climate change, water and energy saving, renewable energy through funny characters and entertaining songs. Additionally, it will teach the children how to change their behavior using practical solutions and examples. The play will be performed by “Bee Event”, an organization specialized in children entertainment activities. Starting next month, 100 shows of “Nature’s Festival” will be played in front of all the students, from public and private schools, in many Lebanese regions. It’s worth mentioning that the government of Spain supports and funds many environmental and energy projects, which enabled the UNDP Energy and Environment programme to finance this theatrical production.

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