Educational Workshops

Interactive Workshops for Different Age Groups

In order for students to get a global understanding, they need what we could call ‘multidisciplinary building blocks’. Therefore, Eedama proposes a number of workshops that will give an understanding of different topics and aspects to students. For every topic, students will get to see a tangible result of their work. Workshops are made of one or several sessions that can feature several types of activities:
Technological Innovation:
Because sustainability and technology are intimately linked, Eedama offers a numbers of technology workshops: The damage caused by technology as well as its benefits are discussed. Students learn through hands-on activities how to make the best apps or circuits for improving both people's lives and their environmental impact.
Scientific Experiments:
Involves the use of renewable energy sources or an environmentally friendly process.
Class debates:
Table discussion with an expert on a chosen topic.
Role Playing:
Students design a sustainable city, a sustainable home. Alternatively, they have to plan the improvement of their school: Organize recyclables collection, or compost fabrication for example.
STEAM Education for Sustainability:
Eedama uses an educational approach to learning sustainability with the help of STEAM education, which integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics skills.
Educational Workshops

Week Without Walls & Long Term Projects

Week Without Walls

Eedama offers one-week-long programs of activities. Each day has a topic that is treated through activities both at the school and outside. They could range between 3 to 5 full days and include lectures, field trips, workshops, games and debates. The result of the week is directly visible in the school.
Day 1: Renewable Energy & Sustainable Design
(Abu Dhabi)
- Engaging visit to a sustainable city
- Environmental audit
Day 2: Protecting our Natural Environment - Mangroves
(Abu Dhabi)
- Kayaking in Eastern Mangroves
- Activities
- Clean up
Day 3: Sustainable Approach to Food - Organic Farming

- Visit to an organic farm
- Gardening & farming hands-on activities
Day 4: Protecting our Natural Environment - Soil Museum
- Soil museum visit
- Tree planting
- Environment inspection workshop
Day 5: Protecting our Natural Environment - Beach & Desert
- Beach and/or desert cleaning
- Yoga session
- Circular economy workshop
Eco-Club and CAS Programs

Eedama offers long-term projects with durable impact on the school's sustainability and environmental footprint. This can take the form of an Eco-Club that would lead several year-long or term-long green projects for the school. These projects can have a tangible and visible impact on the school and the community. They can be integrated in with the Community Service or Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programs. Eedama instructors can weekly supervise the students or do monthly follow-ups with teachers who supervise the students. Examples of projects include:
Educational Workshops

Technology & Innovation Workshop

Workshops last approximately 2 hours. Eedama is developing a broad range of Technology and Innovation workshops, the topics under development are:
Little Bits Education l Basic Raspberry PI l Technology Project Management l Field trip to a Maker Space l Robotics
Because sustainability and technological innovation are intimately linked, Eedama offers a range of technology workshops that spark students' innovativeness and helps them become responsible inventors. Throughout these workshops, students will learn to create the best apps and computer programs, for improving both people’s lives while decreasing their environmental footprint. Workshops are organized as a mix of discussions, content delivery, and hands-on activity. As for all Eedama's activities, the participants have to come up with a concrete result.
Technology Ethics - Ages 12+
We use technology in communication, transportation, education, business and more. Our Technology Ethics workshop describes to students the role technology plays in our personal and social lives, so they can understand its implications and impact on our societies and environments. Students will be engaged in an interactive session where they discuss technology through concrete examples. They will have to come up with good practices guidelines for their own schools.

Teacher training Workshop

Eedama proposes various workshops for teachers. Each workshop consists of an interactive session where they get to know more about a topic related to sustainability and the environment. Teachers then can become the driving force for a long-term project led by the students at the school level.
They then practice hands-on activities to be implemented in the classroom. They also get introduced to the reality of sustainability in the Middle-East and Gulf regions: They learn about existing companies they could contact, regulations, etc.
The topics may include the following:
  • A Global Introduction about the Energy and Environmental Crisis
  • Water Desalination and Treatment
  • The Energy Issue and Renewable Energy Sources
  • Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling
  • Climate Change
  • Transport and Urban Planning
  • Sustainable Installation Management
Eedama supports Jibal (non-profit organisation) on the transmission of sustainable practices to schools and on capacity building through trainings, Jibal’s research activities push the frontiers of knowledge vital to a society centered on environmental and social justice ethics..