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Joint Council Open the first Environmental Exhibition

April, 2013 the first Environmental Exhibition was held in happiness children center hall in Hebron. This exhibition was organized by the Joint Service Council for Solid Waste Management of Hebron Governorate in cooperation with the Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group (PWEG) and other Italian Municipalities.

This exhibition is coming as a part of a series of public awareness activities that HJSCSWM is working on since 2012 under the project of  ”Strengthening the Capacities of  Hebron Joint Service Council of Solid Waste Management” which  is funded by the Italian General Consulate in Jerusalem – the Palestinian Municipalities Support Program (PMSP) through the Ministry of Local Government.

 

This exhibition was organized in cooperation with the School Health and Environment Department in the Educational Directorate of  the Middle region of Hebron Governorate with participation of  40 schools including students from seventh to tenth graders, who have presented  simple but creative  drawings and models  that hold different messages about Solid Waste Management  field.

The event included many speeches from the project’s partners; Yosrea Ramadan from PWEG, Yasser dewik from HJSCSWM , and Mohammad Abu Thrie’ from the Ministry of Education, where all of them during these speeches have stressed on the importance of raising public awareness toward solid waste management and the need of strong cooperation between all local  organizations in this field, mainly increasing the awareness of students at school level toward keeping their environment clean, minimizing waste production and how recycling could take place .

At the end of the exhibition, a professional team from the project partners and the Ministry of Education has evaluated all models and drawings according to specific criteria, where the best 10 models and drawings were selected and awarded.