Schools receive educational books on the Aldabra atoll


05-November-2011

 

The books are part of a bigger idea to raise awareness and educate children on Aldabra and coastal ecosystem management. 

The ceremony took place at the National Library and was attended by environment principal secretary Didier Dogley, culture principal secretary Raymonde Onezime, and SIF chief executive Dr Frauke Fleischer-Dogley.

The books were developed for the SIF by environmental educator and biologist Katy Beaver and a group of local educators – the Aldabra children’s book group.

The SIF says the writing and printing of the two sets of books have been funded under the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) programme at a cost of €11,500.

It adds that the main aims of the books are to educate children, who do not have the chance to visit Aldabra, about the atoll, help future school visits to Aldabra, and raise awareness among visitors to the Vallée de Mai about Aldabra and the management and financial links between the two Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) world heritage sites.

Our photo shows the director general for schools, Odile Octave (left), accepting copies of the books from Mrs Fleischer-Dogley. 

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