THK program coordinators meeting
Your generous support helped us make significant progress in building the Environmental Training Center in Moldova, although there is still a long road to go. Building a conference room that could fit up to 60 people, along with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and a few bedrooms is a big 2-year project. It will require almost $80,000 investment, but we’ve had a good start and are committed to seeing it through!
In addition to crowdfunding, we’ve started generating income by hosting events and trainings, as well as reaching out to local companies for support.
This spring we finalized the construction of the small training rooms and already organized and hosted several events:
- March-April: “Harap Alb” – a series of seminars focused on small project development for kids from the local school. As a result, children from grades 5-7 organized a river clean up, planted over 1000 willow seedlings and are currently fixing up a local stadium to practice sport.
- April, 17: Organic gardening workshop that brought together about 50 participants of all ages and explored the topics of organic vs. hybrid seeds, companion planting and soil protection.
- May 24-29: “activEco Impulse seminar” – a one week training empowering 16 youth from Moldova and Ukraine to implement eco-projects in their own communities.
- June 25: Meeting of program coordinators from the Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg (THK) international network to explore the sustainability theme. It united 70+ participants from Germany, Russia, Serbia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Egypt, Tunis and of course Moldova. We wanted to give the participants an opportunity to see how the space feels, so we installed a temporary tent where the future Eco-Training Center will be.
By the end of the summer we plan to pour the foundation of the Eco-Training Center and start framing its walls in autumn. Please visit our FB page to find more details about our progress.
Thank you for all your support that makes regional environmental education possible!
Harap Alb - empowering kids to take initiative
Harap Alb-kids designing small community projects
Organic gardening - caring for our land
Organic gardening practical workshop
'activEco-sustainability in action' youth training
activEco-a path towards more resilient communities