#YREstayshome won an international prize!

A few weeks ago, the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has been recognized as a WSIS Prizes 2022 Champion in the eEnvironment category for the #yrestayshome challenge.

And now it is official! The initiative won the prize yesterday during the WSIS ceremony in Geneva!

Gosia Luszczeck (left), International Young Reporters for the Environment Director receiving the WSIS 2022 Prize for #YREstayshome challenge, in Geneva (Switzerland).

The #YREstayshome challenge

The idea of the challenge has born at the very beginning of the pandemic in 2020. In front of the multiplication of lockdown across the world, the main stake was to keep students active in reporting about environmental problems.

The objective was to prove that everybody can still be an ambassador of the environment and influence his/her community while being at home.

Every week, ideas were shared on how people can still be involved in the YRE programme and gain new skills, raise awareness, and investigate environmental issues from home.

Gosia Luszczeck, International Young Reporters for the Environment Director with the #YREstayshome poster, in Geneva (Switzerland).

About yesterday’s WSIS ceremony

We are proud to announce that the #yrestayshome challenge won the WSIS prize in the e-environment category!

What does it mean?

It does mean that this challenge, made for keeping students active during pandemic represents success stories in the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines and SDGs

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a United Nations (UN) summit that started its very first phase in 2003. It recognizes and highlight the importance of technology and communications in sustainable development.

The WSIS Actions Lines, also known as the Geneva Plan of Action, established in 2003, identify 18 areas of actions in which several stakeholders like organizations, governments but also civil society can work to achieve and develop the great potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for development.

Therefore, we are proud that the YRE programme won in the e-environment, as it recognizes once again the role of the programme in development.

All the winners of the WSIS Prizes 2022, in Geneva (Switzerland).

The #YREstayshome challenge poster.

Thank you all for supporting us !