Schulen in globalem Dialog

31.08.2018 | On August 23, students from the Alexander-von-Humboldt School Wittmund and exchange students from Indonesia, Argentina and Kenya visited the ZMT as part of the project "EUREKA! Schools in global dialogue".

In line with the UNESCO "Global Citizenship Education" action programme, the Wittmund School hosted the International Youth Meeting on "Cleanliness, Health, Justice: Water", which will take place from 19 August to 3 September 2018.

The multilateral exchange project "EUREKA! Schools in Global Dialogue" currently connects five schools from Germany, Ukraine, Kenya, Argentina and Indonesia. The main objective is to establish a school network as an educational exchange programme on global issues.

The global dialogue between schools was stimulated by the UNESCO action programme and the fourth objective of UN Agenda 2030, which calls for the education of pupils to act in the interests of a sustainable way of life.

The joint education programme also provides for workshops at scientific institutions with subject-related research content. At ZMT, students were introduced to molecular biology methods in a bilingual teaching unit to determine the bacterial load of water samples.

The meeting was supported by the Pedagogical Exchange Service as part of the initiative "Schools: Partners for the Future" and by the West-Eastern Encounters Foundation.