Belarusian Students Win at Environmental Olympiad in Kenya

From April 5 to 10, the Golden Climate International Environment Project Olympiad (GCIEPO) took place in Nairobi, Kenya. Belarusian high school students were among the winners of the event, which was dedicated to environmental projects.

Timofei Fedorov and Dmitry Kharitonov, both from Minsk, received gold medals and special certificates. At GCIEPO they presented a project entitled Increasing the Efficiency of Organic and Traditional Agriculture through Biotechnological Methods. Timofei and Dmitry attend the Republican Center for Ecology and Local History.

Golden Climate International Environment Project Olympiad (GCIEPO) is the biggest science project competition for primary and secondary (high) schools. It is organized and hosted in Kenya annually by Light Academy Schools. Golden Climate is the biggest competition of its kind in East and Central Africa, attracting the participation of over 30 countries since its inception in 2011, and an average participation of 20 countries each year since.

Golden Climate is a completely non–profit event/organization, aimed at promoting a global understanding of environmental issues and the achievement of sustainability, while also providing challenges and opportunities for students.

In 2018, students from 25 countries, including the USA, Ukraine, Mexico, and Brazil, presented more than 200 projects in six categories.  Two projects in each category received gold medals and 150 dollars in prize money.

Belarusian Students Win at Environmental Olympiad in Kenya