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By Ahmet Abdulaziz …….
I observed the facial expressions of the parents, who were watching their children participating in short skits on stage, in the English language. The occasion was the “English Language Day” of the Near East Primary School.
By Ahmet Abdulaziz……….
Summer in Cyprus means picnics and enjoying the beaches. So with the commencement of summer we automatically start planning for Sunday picnics. But we usually ignore the state of uncleanliness of our picnic points.
In response to the article by Ahmet Abdulaziz click here, we received a very interesting comment and information from Steven Roberts which we decided to share with our readers who may also question whether history is Fact or Fiction.
By our Roving Reporter……..
A few weeks ago I met a sweet young man helping us in our Music on Fire event. We struck up a conversation and I began asking questions like a mother would. Here is what I learned from our visit and truly thought Cypriots and local businesses and institutions should know about our wonderful students from abroad.
A joint project of the Ministry of Tourism and Environment and the Ministry of Education and Culture has been implemented in TRNC Primary Schools. The Project, with the financial contributions of the Turkish Embassy in Lefkosa, will then be implemented at Secondary and High Schools.
District Municipalities will collect garbage from the schools which is deposited in the recycling bins and then that will be collected by private companies for recycling.
The ceremony was held at Şehit Tuncer Primary School as the first stage of the Recycling Project. The Minister of Tourism and Environment, Fikri Ataoglu, The Minister of National Education and Culture, Özdemir Berova, Lefkosa Turkish Municipality, Mayor, Mehmet Harmancı, Lefkosa, Republic of Turkish Embassy, Development and Economic Cooperation Office Specialist Consultant, Nebi Çelik also participated.
Tourism and Environment Minister, Fikri Ataoglu said that their goal is to educate adults about the environment through children, and after having included an environmental education course in the education curriculum, they now have a practical project to achieve this.
Ataoğlu addressed the children and said that; “Even the garbage that seems so simple, should be separated from other materials, and if you tell your family and friends about this you will be a success for us .”
Separate collection of plastic, metal and paper garbage should be applied throughout the country, Ataoğlu said, “We need to spread this information to all parts of the country through you.”
Özdemir Berova, the Minister of National Education and Culture, said that environmental protection, nature and peace play a very important role in protecting the beauty of the country, and that tourism and higher education, which are the main sector of the country, can develop even further.
Bearing in mind that they are determined to do their duties as Ministers in order to create a cleaner and more livable country, Berova said that they have placed Environmental and Ecology lessons in the training curriculum.
Berova said “I believe we can create a cleaner and more livable environment with this project,” adding that children are the greatest representatives of environmental awareness.
Berova stated that the Project will reach 15,000 students in 85 schools.
Lefkosa Turkish Municipality, Mayor, Mehmet Harmancı noted that they support all recycling projects and that they also work with plastic and metal trash. Harmancı emphasized that it took 400-450 years for plastics to disappear in the natural environment, saying, “Every plastic, every paper, every living thing can live in a better environment”.
Former Prime Minister and President of the Environmental Protection Foundation, Hakkı Atun said that environmental pollution is one of the biggest problems in the world and is a priority issue in the Parliaments of State and political parties. Recalling that the industrialists had done great damage to the world but the developed countries had started to take measures by realising it and that the TRNC had to make a decisive contribution as a civilized society, Atun noted that nature was created on the basis of recycling. Atun said, “We should now accept that life is now on this system (recycling).”
Şehit Tuncer Elementary School Principal, Elçin Altan said in her speech, “The first step of the school recycling project is being taken in Şehit Tuncel Primary School and we will give the first positive answer in response to this request.” Altan said they would conduct the project at the school, gathering the garbage on a proper basis, and there would be free collection by the Municipality.
This week’s A Cup Of Conversation features teacher Ayşe Öztoprak.
Ayşe and I chat about her work in education and in particular about summer and winter camps held in North Cyprus that she organises for young children and teenagers.
To find out more watch BRT2 TV this Saturday the 11th of March at 12 noon.
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We are transmitting these shows on 6.150 MH/z. Short-wave, 87.8 and 105 FM Stereo. You can also tune in to live streaming of these shows on your PC by clicking here and selecting FM 105 . These great shows full of entertainment, are as follows :
Northern Exposure: A tourism show that gives information about the history, geography and culture of North Cyprus. Mainly features local events that are of interest to the public.
Take 5: A request show dedicated to playing all types of music; requests mainly taken from Facebook.
The Breakfast Show: A weekend morning show with interesting world news, Facebook quotes and an affirmation slot read by a regular listener, Alice Smith.
Monday : 1700 to 19.00 Northern Exposure with Fatoş Baykal and Can Gazi
Tuesday : 1700 to 19.00 Northern Exposure with Fatoş Baykal and Can Gazi
Wednesday : 1700 to 19.00 Northern Exposure with Fatoş Baykal and Can Gazi
Thursday : 1700 to 19.00 Northern Exposure with Fatoş Baykal and Can Gazi
Friday : 14.00 to 16.00 Take 5 with Can Gazi
Friday : 1700 to 19.00 Northern Exposure with Fatoş Baykal and Can Gazi
Saturday : 07.00 to 10.00 The Breakfast Show with Can Gazi
Sunday : 07.00 to 10.00 The Breakfast Show with Can Gazi