Minister for Gozo presents funds for educational projects

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Minister for Gozo presents funds for educational projectsThe Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono said that “around 2900 Gozitan students attending 14 schools in Gozo, as well as more than 1,100 who attended the Wistin Camilleri Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts in Ghajnsielen Gozo Centre for Art and the School of Music are benefiting from new facilities and better environments in their schools.”

The Minister said that these imrovement projects have been carried out through the scheme for Educational Institutions, related to the eco-Gozo Action Plan 2010-2012.

The Minister for Gozo was speaking during the presentation of the first part of the funding totalling approximately €46,000, to the representatives of each school carrying out the various projects. Through this scheme, each school in Gozo could claim a maximum of €3,000, in order to carry out a number of projects planned to be completed by the end of the school year 2012/2013.

The projects underway include among others, the purchase of sports equipment in six schools, purchase and installation of audiovisual equipment for conferences, establishment of three gazebos, a music reference library, purchase of five interactive whiteboards, kitchen lab, climbing equipment, purchase of 10 microscopes for a biology lab, materials and lessons for pottery, science kits, furniture school stadiums, gymnastics equipment, rubber flooring for a school gym school.

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    1. James A. Tyrrell says:

      Whilst the provision of equipment to schools is to be applauded I fail to see why the Minister should state that this is part of the EcoGozo concept. Exactly what has sports equipment, audiovisual equipment, gazebos, a music reference library, interactive whiteboards, kitchen lab, climbing equipment, microscopes, materials and lessons for pottery, science kits, furniture, gymnastics equipment and rubber flooring have to do with EcoGozo? It would appear that the Minister simply wanted to be heard using the famous EcoGozo phrase with an election drawing near.

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