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6/24/2004

CEAE conducts workshop with LLDA

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

Manila— June 28, 2004-- Last June 25, the Center for Environmental Awareness and Education (CEAE) conducted a day-long Project Water Education for Teachers (Project WET) workshop for members of the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA). The water conservation workshop, sponsored by Nestlé and Nestlé Waters Philippines, was held at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife in North Avenue, Quezon City.

The LLDA, a government owned and controlled corporation mandated to protect the Laguna lake and promote its sustainable development, was given a chance to rediscover the beauty of the water body they are fighting to preserve. Members of the LLDA spent the day doing varied activities such as making mini-rafts from scratch, doing the limbo, and playing beloved street games. Amidst all the fun, they are also learning the vital role water has in the environment. When asked about CEAE’s Project WET workshop, Nestlé Waters Philippines President Olivier Passicos says, “Fantastic! [Everyone is] enjoying. They are participative. They are not stuck in their chairs.” Cristina Hernandez, LLDA Executive Assistant 3 adds, “It’s fun and educational… unlike in the usual conferences where there is only minimal audience participation.”

As facilitators, CEAE knows full well that education is the key to a sustainable future. It is at the helm of two of the most widely used and successfully implemented environmental education programs available in the Philippines, Project Water Education for Teachers (Project WET) and Project Learning Tree (PLT). It offers training on these programs to educators, parents, socially-active individuals – indeed, anyone with a passion to give of themselves. With CEAE, environmental education is integrated with plain old Science, Math and English, to produce effective and quality education that engages the Filipino youth’s creativity and critical thinking.

CEAE is actively looking for volunteers who are willing to give their time and effort to uplift their communities. There are many venues for interested volunteers such as administrative and database management, research and development, training, finance and fund raising.

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