Thakhek Schools Enjoy the Environmental Tour

On 23 January 2016, ProCEEd welcomed around 220 young people to an evening event of the ProCEEd environmental tour in Thakhek, the capital of Khammouane Province. The Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment (PONRE) as the organizer of the event appreciated that so many students, their parents and Thakhek citizens accepted the invitation which had been distributed at schools and through the radio.

 

The ProCEED environmental bus was parked in front of the PONRE building, when the evening event was opened by PONRE Director, Mr. Khamphai Pengphaengmeuang. The environmental bus has had numerous stops in the Khammouane capital since 2013 as part of environmental information tours for local government officials but never before had the tour been designed for schools and had the program been more entertaining.


The program started with a funny song contest which made the audience laugh and forget about the evening chill. The brave singers received small rewards. Children engaged in a quiz about different kind of trees and types of environment. Next, a film about wildlife conservation in Laos was presented, which explained about threats regarding biodiversity and the challenges of conservation. The film was followed up by a round of questions and answers which allowed the audience to comment on the film or ask clarification questions. Another quiz gave students the opportunity to show what they had learned about environmental protection and win small gifts.


The long day finally peaked with a theater play: Mice and rats as representatives of local wildlife observe villagers in unsustainable hunting activities. The play's human protagonists are frustrated about the negative effects of excessive hunting of wildlife which had been  more diverse and balanced before. Before and after the play's three acts, an elephant and a squirrel comment on what happened to their natural environment since hunting and deforestation changed their living conditions. The animals' concluded that humans should change their attitudes and practices towards nature in order to live in harmony with wildlife towards a common sustainable future.

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS



You can now watch 12 professionally produced documentary films broadcast on LNTV in 2017. Three or four episodes of 15 minutes each make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic, e.g. wildlife or forest protection. More films supported by ProCEEd and other GIZ projects are shown as well.

ENVIRONMENTAL RADIO



You can listen in to selected radio programs produced by LNR Khammouane in Thakek and Boualapha as well as by LNR Huaphan in Sam Neua and Houameuang. Some of them have even been translated into Khmu and Hmong language. Three 15-min episodes make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic.

ENVIRONMENTAL TOURS



At the provincial and district level, Environmental Tours with entertaining environmental education activities regularly tour four provinces and Vientiane Capital. A bus and a truck using solar-powered equipment facilitate film, theatre and local learning and discussion initiatives. Don’t miss the tour!