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CSC: “Adopt a Ship” educational programme wraps with success

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber’s (CSC) “Adopt a Ship” Programme completed this academic year with success, in close cooperation with Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA).

“Many thanks to our Member-Companies for their high participation with 118 vessels this year,” the Chamber said. “Α total number of 986 ships/school classes have engaged in our AaS Programme so far.”

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The Cyprus Shipping Chamber launched the “Cyprus Shipping Public Relations Campaign” in March 2006, with the official approval of the Ministry of Communications and Works and the Ministry of Education and Culture. The aim of the Campaign is to highlight the positive side and benefits of Shipping and its huge contribution to the society in Cyprus.

The campaign includes “Educational Activities”, which concentrate on the promotion to schools of the employment opportunities that exist in the Shipping Industry, through organising presentations, visits to shipping companies, and vessels etc.

The “Adopt-a-Ship” Programme is a specific project of Educational Activities that is held in close Cooperation with CYMEPA. The aim is to assign specific vessels to a number of primary schools for email communication between the children and the masters and crew of the vessels. A world map is provided to all classes participating in the Programme in order to keep track of the vessel’s voyage.

This Programme has proved a huge success through the years. The communication between the classroom and the vessel was excellent due to the great interest and enthusiasm shown by both the children and the crew.

For more information about the “Adopt-a-Ship” Programme, click here.

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