The 10th Young Reporters for the Environment competition reflects the students' enthusiasm for the program.
A total of 6 written reports and 5 photos were awarded as part of the 10th Young Reporters for the Environment competition launched by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection, chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
Nearly 2,000 students from 16 school districts participated by submitting 64 written reports and 359 photos, which were carefully considered by the jury.
The winning districts for this competition are:
• The Oriental
With the Foundation's initiative, a participatory forum that is linked to the 2011 – 2012 theme on the green economy and responsible consumption distinguishes this year's competition.
The forum on Education and Awareness for Responsible Consumption: My Reason for Taking Action is part of various projects and initiatives undertaken by the Foundation that contribute to mobilizing everyone around environmental issues.
This meeting brought together winners of the Young Reporters for the Environment competition since its launch ten years ago, as well as teachers and representatives from the press, civil society, professional associations, and public and private sectors
The purpose of this event is to educate and raise awareness among youth to adopt responsible consumption and to advocate for a green economy devoted to environmental protection in line with this year's theme.
Each year the program ends with the national awards. The winners' work that is awarded by the national jury is then sent to the FEE in Paris to compete at the European level. The Moroccan participation has been awarded annually since 2003.
After joining the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in July 2002, the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection implemented the Young Reporters for the Environment Program in partnership with the Ministry of Education.
This program is an international network of teachers and high school students who investigate, under the guidance of their teachers, an environmental theme related to their surroundings (waste, water, energy, agriculture, cities, coasts, biodiversity, etc.).