The Bremen-Durban Ocean Champions programme offers a Training the Trainers training programme to 15 marine environmental educators and school teachers as an opportunity to further their knowledge about the ocean and learn more about creating awareness for the marine environment. The programme is part of the Climate Change Partnership between the sister cities Bremen in Germany and Durban and involves:
Four workshops on the marine environment and marine conservation
Contribution towards the development of teaching material and education manuals
Knowledge exchange with marine experts from Bremen and Durban
Incorporation of marine education in line with the demands of the curriculum
Participating in the Training the Trainers programme will expose educators to expertise both from Bremen and Durban and will help develop innovative methods for the education on the ocean and marine conservation.
Applications for the Training the Trainers programme is open to eThekwini residents and must include a two page letter of motivation detailing the following information:
Your current activities in the marine education space
Your interest in the programme and what value you see in your participation
How you would use this experience to further your activities in the future
A CV detailing all achievements to date must also be included in the application together with certified copies of ID and all relevant certificates.