On Sunday 30 April 2017, the University of Malta’s Centre for Environmental Education and Research (CEER), held an Open Day at its Fawwara Centre. CEER staff members, family members and friends joined together in an informal and leisurely day of gardening and outdoor maintenance work at the Fawwara Centre. This event provides an excellent opportunity for people making use of the Fawwara Centre to give something back to the Centre in an informal and family-friendly environment. It also provides a platform to reach out to new audiences and promote CEER’s work at the Fawwara Centre.
Located in the picturesque surroundings of Fawwara, Siggiewi, the Fawwara Centre is a multipurpose education and research centre managed by CEER. The space is a site for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as well as research on education for sustainable development. Its unique setup makes it an optimal space for conducting research and ESD initiatives, not least due to its location and surroundings, which by their very own nature help bridge the gap between the often separate worlds of research, practice and ESD.
Last Sunday’s event was just the latest in a series of informal and non-formal educational events organised at the Fawwara Centre. CEER believes that such events help to foster and strengthen important networks between different people and entities working in the field of education and/or sustainable development. Indeed, CEER welcomes any opportunity to collaborate with community members and civil society organisations that work in congruence with its ESD mission and principles.
CEER works to promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and ESD research in the Euro-Mediterranean region, and seeks to be a catalyst for social change towards a sustainable society. It endeavours to offer ESD opportunities that empower citizens to actively participate in decision making fora and in initiatives that promote a good quality of life for all.