Cape Verde Sandwatchers build an educational kiosk
March 1st, 2014: These photos illustrate what we, the Sandwatchers of Capo Verde are trying to carry out as a short medium term awareness and information campaign in schools; especially with those are parts of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) concerning Sandwatch activities.
At the moment we are working with four (4) Secondary Schools comprising the following schools, Pedro Gomes, Manuel Lopes, Domingos Ramos and Abílio Duarte.
These schools are being trained to be Sandwatchers by spreading their knowledge and techniques of monitoring and maintaining the local beaches.
On Saturday, March, 1st we were at the beach of Kebra Kanela, a beach well frequented by local bathers, tourists, fishermen, athletes and many others, with students from nine (9) to seventeen (17) years of age from those four schools, a total of thirty-nine (39) students participated in a spring-cleaning campaign of the above referred beach.
Also the National Commission for UNESCO took the opportunity to set up a kiosk with relevant information as a point of contact for those who want to know more about and hopefully be Sandwatchers. On this same day and place was placed an informational card with the slogan: “Todos Somos Sandwatchers em Kebra kanela” “We are all Sandwatchers in Kebra Kanela”.
Our concept is that every week one of these schools is on this beach to provide information about the project and make public our activities which is our ultimate goal.
On this same day we conducted a “prize draw” in which one of a student (the girl in the picture) was awarded with an electronic calculator.