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60 students from Vanadzor, Armenia, learned to find and interpret their country's water, air and waste data with EU support

Country: Armenia
Component: Water resources, Environmental Data

Vanadzor, Armenia – April 22, 2024

On the occasion of the World Earth Day, on 22 April 2024, 60 schoolchildren from Vanadzor school, in the Lori region of Armenia, had the opportunity to participate in activities aimed at familiarising them with how to find and understand environmental data, covering water, air and waste. The NGO "Environment and Health" and the Statistical Committee of the Republic of Armenia joined forces to organise several activities, with the support of the EU4Environment Water Resources and Environmental Data programme.

Student Research Presentations

Three students presented their research on the quality of drinking water, soil, and air in the city of Vanadzor. They highlighted the challenges encountered during data collection, noting that their main sources were books and media publications. Mrs. Naira Mandalyan, a leading specialist from the Statistical Committee, then explained the official sources of environmental data in Armenia and demonstrated how students could access environmental statistics through the Statistical Yearbook for children.

Earth Conservation Painting Contest

Parallel to the seminar, a painting contest on the theme of Earth conservation was launched in early April. The students' artworks were displayed, and the winners were awarded during the closing ceremony. Prizes included educational games and the book "Environmental Fairy Tales," which was donated to the school's library.

Online Engagement and Visibility

The celebration was also a great success on social media. Posts on Facebook and Instagram generated significant interaction, with hundreds of views and reactions, highlighting the community's engagement with environmental issues.

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Picture: Environment and Health NGO

The EU-funded “EU4Environment – Water Resources and Environmental Data” Programme, launched in 2021, aims at supporting a more sustainable use of water resources and improving the use of sound environmental data ... Read more




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