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schools in nine Chinese cities are profiting from the Siemens I-Green Education Program.
Siemens’ I-Green Education Program aims to educate youngsters about environmental protection. It targets migrant workers’ children through teaching of tailor-made lectures.
Great achievements with voluntary helpers
The course is held every three weeks for migrant students by Siemens volunteers in their free time. OSRAM and BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH have equipped the schools with energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances.
To date, Siemens has rolled out the “I-Green” campaign at eleven schools in nine cities in China. By September 2012, 761 Siemens employees had volunteered their free time for the campaign and contributed 8,486 hours to nearly 15,000 beneficiaries.
After this successful roll-out, Siemens is now looking to recruit external organizations to participate and help expand the program across China.
A classroom of children’s dreams
In collaboration with Cherished Dream, an organization dedicated to improving children's education in China, the program launched Siemens I-Green Dream Labs in four schools. The Dream Labs installed include teaching resources like computers, TVs, whiteboards, scientific appliances and a library. Siemens also donated Siemens Discovery Boxes to the labs, which are integrated within the I-Green curriculum. These help the children to gain hands-on knowledge and skills concerning environmental protection through fun and interactive experiences both in class and after school.
“We are thrilled to be in partnership with such a renowned, multinational company such as Siemens, to help promote environmental protection. The Dream Lab approach is an innovative and socially responsible way to endorse the energy saving concept and independent thinking among young children. I wish the I-Green program great success and sincerely hope it will be further extended in Nanjing,” said Ms Xie Yujian, Deputy Director of Bai Xia District Education Bureau, Nanjing, China, with reference to the Siemens campaign.
2011-Feb-28 | Author