Lebanese Youth Organize 5th Annual Conference on Environmental Issues

youthcan logo on stageFifth Annual YouthCaN Med videoconference is held on April 10th, 2006 at the American Community School in Beirut.

Lebanese youth from 13 schools across the country organized and participated in a conference linking environment, technology and students around the world.

The event, held Monday, April 10, 2006, was the culmination of ongoing projects initiated by the students in their schools and communities as part of iEARN Lebanon's YouthCaN Mediterranean (Youth Communicating and Networking) project.

Students presented plays, informational sessions and hands-on workshops on topics such as:

  • Magnetic Fields
  • Solar Energy
  • Water Pollution
  • Bird Flu
  • Global Warming
  • Recycling
  • Impact of Tourism on Environment
  • And many more!

The workshops highlighted the research, community activities and awareness campaigns the youth have been engaged in during the last year and brought together students, teachers and parents from throughout Lebanon.

The conference included 29 presentations by youth and two live videoconferences with YouthCaN students in Egypt and the United States. The YouthCaN program has been active locally for six years and this year's conference at The American Community School at Beirut, marks the fifth annual conference hosted by Lebanon.

Mr. Abdo Yammine, Head of the Information and Communication Technology Project at the Ministry of Education; U.S. Embassy Cultural Attache Ryan Gliha; U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Specialist Ali Dimashkieh; and American Community School High School Principal and Deputy Head Tom Oden all attended the event.

With the help of iEARN Lebanon, YouthCaN students have also been actively organizing informational seminars, participating in hikes and engaging in online discussions with their peers around the world. More details on the workshops and all YouthCaN events are available.

More information on YouthCaN and all iEARN Lebanon projects can be found at: http://www.iearnlb.org or by contacting Country Coordinator Eliane Metni at eliane.metni@gmail.com or 01-219-049.

Additional Information and Photographs Are Available Upon Request.

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