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Târnava Mare community
Develop an innovative educational programme
Community engagement in nature conservation
Fundatia ADEPT, funded by Fauna & Flora International and the Grass Valley Trust, started the Angofa Nature School Project that will allow schoolchildren from Municipality Sighisoara, and more widely from towns/cities such as Cristur Secuiesc, Targu Mures, Medias, to enjoy nature classes in a modern and innovative nature school. The goal of the project is to provide a nature school to teach schoolchildren from classes VIII-XI about the importance of the natural heritage, and of keeping their environment clean. This will be one of the very few purpose-built nature schools in Romania. The schoolhouse was purchased by ADEPT in 2016, and is being restored in 2018. We have the funding to start the work, but we seek co-finance to finish the restoration and instal the latest nature and environment teaching equipment.
Once completed, from mid-2018, the school will carry out regular classes using the purpose-built facilities, backed by field activities in the area surrounding the schoolhouse. Schoolchildren will learn about plants and animals, and about how they depend on man’s care of the environment to survive; and how a clean environment offers healthy food, air and water, and a better quality of life. The project will support teachers to use the centre to deliver a “Scoala altfel”, and offer teacher training so that they can continue interesting environment classes in their own schools.
Social Responsibility of Corporates can step in and offer their support to further generations. With your company’s co-financing, the Angofa project would be able to build on ADEPT’s earlier experience and provide a permanent base for education activities in the future.
According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), “Corporate social responsibility is a management concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and interactions with their stakeholders. CSR is generally understood as being the way through which a company achieves a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives (Triple-Bottom-Line Approach), while at the same time addressing the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders. In this sense it is important to draw a distinction between CSR, which can be a strategic business management concept, and charity, sponsorships or philanthropy. Even though the latter can also make a valuable contribution to poverty reduction, will directly enhance the reputation of a company and strengthen its brand, the concept of CSR clearly goes beyond that.”