The Bee’ah School of Environment (BSOE), an education initiative created by a United Arab Emirates-based environmental and waste management company, recently announced it is expanding its networks in the eastern and central region of Sharjah, engaging with 160,000 students in over 200 schools. The BSOE envisions an expansion of this initiative, hoping to spread throughout the UAE, with the support of both the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Environment and Water. From Ramallah to Jordan, and other areas of the UAE, this year the the Middle East has seen a surge of cooperative environmental initiatives between entrepreneurs and public education.
Currently in its third year, supported by the Sharjah Education Zone (SEZ) and various corporate partners, the BSOE will also offer an online school portal with new applications and an interactive forum for students and teachers.
The enhanced website will include a section where students can engage with their environmental lessons through social media, and use various interactive elements to express their perspectives and knowledge.
New media provides innumerable possibilities for innovation and environmental education from the Middle East. And as Europe and the U.S. plummet into economic chaos, partnerships with local entrepreneurs are quickly becoming the conduit of choice for environmental education in the MidEast.
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