At Nestlé Waters, we believe that educate young people today is the most efficient way to facilitate a life-long commitment to water conservation.
Nestlé Waters has been the largest private donor to the Project Water Education for Teachers Foundation (WET) for decades. Thanks to this on-going support our newest donor agreement has renewed the partnership to 2014.
Project WET is today recognised as the leading worldwide organisation for water education.
Water project education in North America
This United States-based foundation has been publishing water education materials for 25 years.
The Project WET’s fun, hands-on and interactive approach spreads important messages about water, water resources, water management and water protection.
Project WET reaches millions of children in more than 50 countries across everycontinent, and works in partnership with UNESCO, USAID, the World Meteorological Organisationand the World Water Council.
Nestlé Waters’ involvement with Project WET began in the United States in 1992. We have provided funding and on-going operational support for the past two decades, helping extend the educational network across the United States, training more than 30,000 teachers a year.
Project water education for teachers in 12 countries
Our contribution extends far beyond North America. Since 2005, Nestlé Waters subsidiaries have been leading the localisation, implementation and distribution of Project WET educational materials in their respective countries.
These include the following countries:
- United Arab Emirates
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
Those national programmes are often initiated in collaboration with the local Ministry of Education or institutional partners, with a specific focus on raising awareness about the importance of water conservation.
Working hand-in-hand with local authorities, we have helped to deliver water education to hundreds of thousands of children over the reporting period.
Quick Facts :
Water project education in China
In 2010, we launched project Wet (Wet项目) in 18 primary schools in Shanghai, China. these schools adopted eight project Wet activities as part of the classroom curriculum.
Five workshops for teachers were held, and over the course of the year, 45 training courses reached out to nearly 20,000 students.
Water programme education in Lebanon
Nestlé Waters Lebanon initiated a project Wet initiative in 2005. after a pilot phase in a few private schools and participating in several community events, the company partnered with the Ministry of Education to accelerate the diffusion of the programme to public schools.
An agreement with the dops -pedagogical department of the education ministry- in 2007 allowed us to directly reach over 500 teachers.
Each teacher has received Wet training and has been equipped with project Wet materials to disseminate water conservation education to their pupils.
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