With the active participation of the students of the Public School of Higher Vocational and Technical Education, the first cycle of seminars for information and presentation of good practices to reduce food waste was completed.
During the period 22 – 29 November 2021, 5 seminars were organized (two in Limassol and one each in Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos) in the framework of the FOODPrint campaign’s cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth. The participating students of the MIEEKs are directly related to the related professions that are a priority of the campaign as they receive two-year programmes of study (Diploma -NQF 5b, 120ECTS) in three areas.
The students of MIEEK had the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the serious problem of food waste at European level and in Cyprus, based on surveys and comparative data from the FOODPrint campaign. These are students who will soon enter important jobs and can play an important role in changing behaviour in their workplaces.
It should be noted that all MIEK programmes are assessed and accredited by the Quality Assurance and Certification Body for Higher Education (QAQB). Attendance is completely free of charge and all students are eligible for government-student sponsorship based on criteria.
In Cyprus, based on surveys, food wastage amounts to 182 kilos every year per person, which is about half a kilo per day! This could largely be avoided and consumed, saving money, protecting the environment and giving to those in need.
The FOODPrint team’s collaboration with the Ministry of Education will be extended in the new year, with similar presentations in Evening Schools, Technical Secondary Education. Seminars will also be held at other higher education institutions.
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