Research programme hopes to get in touch with former students to complete survey

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A RESEARCH, education and conservation centre is trying to contact past graduates of an education programme it provided.
Mahonia Na Dari Marine Research, Education and Conservation Centre based in West New Britain is trying to contact past graduates of the Marine Environment Education Programme (MEEP).
MEEP is offered to 100 secondary school students each year.
Education officer Somei Jonda said the centre wanted to contact past graduates to find out if their attitudes and practices still reflected the marine environment conservation programme from which they graduated between 1997 and 2017.
Jonda said that the centre’s Facebook page would regularly show photos of past MEEP graduates who were being asked to contact the centre to complete the survey.
He the project was funded by USAID.
“USAID through the Pacific-American Climate Fund have generously provided a grant which will enable MND to continue marine conservation education programmes until mid-2019,” Jonda said.
He said one of the key objectives of the project, called ‘Youth as Agents of Change’, is to create a MEEP graduates database and survey them to evaluate the long-term impact of the programme.
“We have 20 years of graduates out there and hope to hear from them all.”

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