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The Water Resources Authority (WRA), will be hosting a Project WET Water and Education Facilitators Training Workshop, from November 20 to 21 in Kingston.
The workshop will provide training in the delivery of the Project WET model and methodology, as well as guide in the implementation of a Project WET Jamaica programme. Participants from St. Lucia are expected to attend.
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), is a non-profit international water education programme, and publisher for educators and young people between five and 18 years of age.
The workshop is being sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation-International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP).
Project WET offers an extensive set of water education materials for children to be used by educators; activity booklets for use by children; leadership and capacity building workshops and courses; a global delivery network; and a wide range of consultation services for agencies/organisations, designed to help them reach children through teachers.
In 2004 the WRA partnered with Project WET International to introduce the Project WET educational model to Jamaica. In 2006 UNESCO, through its IHP, partnered with Project WET International to facilitate the implementation of Water Education Programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2007, a regional workshop was held in Kingston, for the selection of Water Education proposals for the English-speaking Caribbean, and attended by participants from Jamaica, St. Lucia, Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago.
At present, the Project WET International network comprises 28 countries, including American Samoa, Cameroon, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Northern Marianas Islands, Palau, Philippines, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, and the United States of America.
Information on WET International can be gained by going to the website: http://www.projectwet.org.
A copy of the draft agenda for the workshop will be submitted to persons who signal an intention to participate in the workshop. Participants are requested to confirm their participation by Friday, October 24, to Mrs. Natalie E. Ferguson at 927-0077/927-0189 ext 266 or by email at nferguson@wra.gov.jm.