Amman- 8 March 2021
The German Jordanian University (GJU), partner of the ENI CBC Med funded ‘ESMES’ project launched a contest on energy efficiency among 9 public schools in Jordan.
The main objective of this contest is to raise awareness in the educational sector of the importance of assuming sustainable energy behaviors. The main target of this contest is to prepare students energy teams form the schools to motivate them to adapt energy saving behavior among the school students and local communities.
The Energy teams will be trained on data acquisition system operation, as they will be monitoring consumption behavior with the systems that will be installed at their schools. The teams will be supported while they are designing an action plan based on the acquired data that involves the entire school community to optimize energy use and increase self-responsibility.
This group of students, which will be trained on the required energy equipment, will have to design an action plan based on the current situation with the aim of involving the entire school community in the common goal of improving behavior, and to become more responsible with the environment.
The first phase of this competition began last week, as 16 students and 4 teachers from Mobes High School in Al-Balqa governate were trained in energy efficiency measures, three of which are the core energy team that will lead the school wide effort. The training conducted by GJU engineers covered the concepts of energy, climate change awareness and strategies of energy saving for schools. These training sessions will continue when the data acquisition system is installed.
The schools participating in this energy contest are the following: The 10th High School for Girls in Aqaba, El Mansheya Secondary School for Girls in Kerak, Jrene Secondary School for Boys in Jrene, Madaba Secondary Comprehensive School for Boys in Madaba, King Abdullah II School For Excellence in Madaba, Mobes High School in Al-Balqa, Al-Zarnouji Secondary Comprehensive School for Boys in Kafr Yuba, Bayt Yafa Secondary School for Girls in Bayt Yafa, Al-Turrah Secondary School for Boys in Al-Turrah.
Training will continue throughout the months of March and April, depending on when student return to classes due to the COVID pandemic lockdown measures in the country.
The total number of schools involved are 34, divided among the regions of the partners participating in the project which, in addition to the German Jordanian University (GJU) are: the Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria Onlus (ICU), from Italy, Consorci de la Ribera, from Spain, the municipality of Alcamo, from Italy, the National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME), from Tunisia and the Lebanese Centre for Energy Conservation (LCEC) from Lebanon.