Between the 13th and the 22nd of April, 5 pilot school teams from the Famagusta region worked with MASDER to learn about marine litter and become inspired so as to develop short animation videos on the subject. On Day 1 students participated in a beach cleanup between Bedi's Beach Bar and Venus Beach Hotel. Each group collected litter that they later used for the creation of videos to be transformed into animation videos. Day 2 was all about idea generation and scenario development, whereas Days 3 and 4 involved the actual animation video development.
Special thanks goes out to EMU staff for guiding the students through the whole process.
The videos will 'premiere' at the MarLitCy launch event that will take place on Saturday, 25 May 2019, at 4.30pm at MASDER, Famagusta.
The curiosity and creativity of our teenagers boosts our hope for a better future.
Cleanup with Oceanic Catering
On the 21st April, MarLitCy together with 50 people from Oceanic Catering, a company that provides catering services for the marine sector, visited the Dasoudi beach, Limassol for a marine litter assessment. We collected, separated and recorded around 6kg of litter from an apparently 'clean' beach.
If each one of us makes a little effort we will achieve a great big result! 🌊🌍
On Saturday, 6 April 2019, we were invited to participate at the environment day organised by the kindergarten Πουπού η Αλεπού. Children played 'let's fish marine litter' and learned about the impact of debris and specifically plastic in our seas. They also got to see how we can use innovative means to reuse plastic through our 3D printer. Thanks so much for inviting us. It was great fun!!
Using marine litter as a peace-building tool to enhance cooperation and dialogue in Cyprus