Schoolchildren from Tajikistan became winners of the 1th International Contest for Environmental Projects of Schoolchildren on the Problem of Climate Change.

On April 24-27, 2018, in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, the I International Contest for Environmental Projects of Schoolchildren on the Climate Change Problem was held based on a set of educational and play materials “Climate Box”.

Schoolchildren and teachers from 9 countries (Armenia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) took part in the contest. In the contest, young environmentalists presented projects on climate change, water resources and carbon footprint reduction. The projects of schoolchildren from Tajikistan obtained the highest score.

All three contestants from Tajikistan became winners of the competition for the best projects. The project of Kabirova Mahnoza «Environmental aspects of recycling used plastic bottles» has received its highest approval. The schoolgirl showed solid paving slab and rooftiles made by mixing regular sand and shredded plastic bottles. The winners in the nomination “The Best Project for the Rational Use of Water Resources” were students of the 10th grade of the Presidential School for Gifted Children of Buston Kosimov Jafar and Abdulloev Sultonbek, who developed a system of sewage treatment plants allowing reuse of clean water in apartment buildings. The current model was presented at the contest and became one of the jewels of the competition.

The students of the Goethe school Khujand, Sangin Gurdofarid and Komilov Khurshedjon, who presented a project to prevent contamination of the Syr Darya with plastic garbage - “Clean Syr Darya”, won the nomination "The Best Project of International Importance". The winners were awarded diplomas and valuable gifts, as well as the opportunity to spend the summer holidays in the Orlyonok children's center (Russian Federation, Krasnodar Territory).

After the competition, Aliya Nazarbayeva, chairman of the board of trustees of the Foundation for the Development of Socially Important Initiatives of the Republic of Kazakhstan, met with the participants. In her speech, she said:

“Man is a part of nature, if we do not protect our nature, then we all will be bad. Therefore, I am pleased to see young people who really support our future, our ecology. This is just the beginning. I think that together we can do a lot. I wish you success, happiness to your families and countries.”

The competition was held within the framework of the regional project "Climate Box", implemented by the UNDP in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan.

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