The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, IDEA Public Union and “Bir” Student-Volunteer Program have jointly launched the “Spring Yards” project, which is aimed at arranging green spaces in schoolyards. Within the program, students and schoolchildren will plant trees, take care of plants and engage in community work days in outdoor areas of their respective premises. Moreover, IDEA Public Union will present special birdhouses to educational institutions that take part in the project.
“Spring Yards” project will cover 15 universities and 26 schools in Baku, Ganja and Sumgayit. The initiative is to improve the landscape of school surroundings as well as contribute to the health of students and schoolchildren, deepen their knowledge of nature, and form caring attitudes towards the environment among young people.
The project, carried out from 12 April to 1 May 2016, envisages clean-ups of outdoor areas of educational institutions, planting of greeneries, whitewashing tree trunks and other activities. At the conclusion of the project, the Ministry of Education, IDEA Public Union and “Bir” Student-Volunteer Program will select the best yards and present awards to the winning institutions.