Through this assignment Vanadzor Municipality will supported to improve solid waste management in the city by raising public awareness propulation and strengthening capacities of teachers from pre-school and school insitutions of the city. The Urban Foundation will closely work with Vanadzor Municipality for implementation of this assignment. Togeter with Vanadzor Municipality, communication messages and contents for public information materials will be developed, which will be published and disseminated to raise awareness of different target audiances of more efficient and improved waste management in the city. A poster will be developed based on public information materials and posted in public places of the city. Training materials will be developed adapted to the main audiance – teachers of kindergartens and schools. Training materials will be based on The GIZ Manual on Waste management. 88 teachers from all schools and kindergartens of Vanadzor will be trained to transfer their knowledge to the children.
The goal of the assignment is to support Vanadzor municipality in waste management through promoting environmental education among pre-school and school children and raising public awareness of waste reduction.
The following results will be achieved after the implementation of the assignment:
• The residents of Vanadzor are more aware of reduction of generated waste due to dissemination of public information materials and posters.
• 48 teachers from schools and 40 teachers from kindergartens of Vanadzor are capacitated in Environmental education/waste management and able to transfer gained knowledge to the children in 24 schools and 20 kindergartens.
Stakeholders and target groups:
Stakeholders of the assignments are: Vanadzor municipality, teachers of kindergartens and schools, and residents.
Funding: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Training for teachers
With a view of supporting environmental education among the pre-school and school children, and raising public awareness about waste management, two-day training courses entitled “Me and the Environment” were organized with four groups of Vanadzor school and kindergarten teachers at Vanadzor Municipality.
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