“Egyptian Children Harness the Power of the Media to Tackle a Polluting Factory”
Internews reports another Project Citizen success story. Students in Alexandria, Egypt, were concerned about a local factory that was polluting the air around their school. “The smoke is very thick…and even comes inside the class, making it hard for many students to breathe,” said 11-year-old Marwa. The students attended the Civic Education and Media Training Camp in September organized by the Partners project in partnership with the Center for Civic Education, the Internews Network, and the Family Planning Association of Alexandria. Having learned how to construct a Project Citizen portfolio to address the problem, they produced a newspaper about the topic and were interviewed on radio and television. The story made the national media, and the factory committed to stopping polluting the community’s air.

(Press Release) - Oct 11, 2007