Welttag der Ozeane in Abbassa, Ägypten

Introducing World Oceans Day and the principles of aquaculture to the kidsThis year, we struck up a partnership with WorldFish Abbassa in Egypt for the first time and they celebrated wonderfully with an entire class of school children and their teachers, who were able to discover how science can contribute to sustainable food production from aquaculture.

The idea was picked up by the Abbassa team as proposed by Dr. Lydia Adeleke Mosunmola, an AWARD Fellow of the Federal University of Technology in Akure who was at the WorldFish Center Abbassa, Egypt at that time for her Advanced Science Training organized by the African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD).

Due to Ramadan, the school preferred the excursion to celebrate World Oceans Day for the period afterwards.

Encouraged by WorldFish Country Director Malcolm Dickson, who also accepted to serve on the international jury for the Mundus maris Awards youth contest, Mona El Azzazy shouldered much of the preparatory work and mobilised several colleagues and collaborators to make the day memorable for the kids.

The happy faces of the family photo at the end show that the team succeeded well.

Congrats and let's continue next year!

Family photo of the proud participants