A First Republican Eco-Educational Youth Camp, Green Land, was organized at the coast of Lake Issyk-Kul on August 20 to 26, 2012. It was sponsored by Kumtor Operating Company and organized by the Fund for Development of Youth Initiatives.
Young boys and girls gathered there to find ways for settling environmental problems and discuss environmental issues. Every Kyrgyzstan province was represented by a delegation composed of university, college and high school students, bloggers, volunteers as well as leaders and activists of youth public associations engaged in the environmental sphere.
A number of special seminars were organized for the camp participants on various subjects, including protection of the environment, volunteer movement, leadership, healthy life styles and relief actions in an emergency. The activists were asked to develop projects with regard to subsoil resource use and environmental security.
The Camp’s program included yacht sailing and an environmental film and video show. Every participant was enabled to contribute to the environmental cause: the young people cleaned the area of the resort and even the bottom of Lake Issyk-Kul with the help of divers.
Eventually, the participants were divided into groups to which they presented their own environmental projects. Four of them were finally selected by the jury for implementation with the financial support of the Fund for Development of Youth Initiatives.
The First Republican Environmental Camp was organized in partnership with:
– the Red Crescent Youth Movement;
– the BIOM Environmental Movement;
– the Youth Environmental Network of Kyrgyzstan;
– the TUK Hiking Tourism Union;
– the Jaratman Republican Student movement;
– the Youth, Labor and Employment Ministry of the Kyrgyz Republic;
– the Muras Youth Wing;
– AIESEC Kyrgyzstan;
– Green Land JSC;
– the Erep Association;
– “I’m a Dancer” Project;
– FLEX ACCELS;
– the Kyrgyz Sailing Federation.