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Rivers bring together schoolchildren from Belarus and Ukraine thanks to EU support

January 8, 2019

The cross-border region of the Polesie region, covering Belarus and Ukraine, now has young “water inspectors”. Aged between 11 and 16, they originate from villages and settlements located in the bordering districts of Pinsk (Belarus) and Lubeshiv (Ukraine).

The young inspectors have been monitoring the state of small tributaries of the Pripyat river in both districts, conducting hydrochemical analyses of the water and cleaning the banks by removing waste.

So far, 10 public ecological posts in Belarusian schools and 9 in Ukranian schools have been installed.

During November and December 2018, children from different villages visited each other to conduct water analyses and clean-up campaigns.

The project team has put together a collection of the most vivid memories and photos from the project. More about the adventures of young water inspectors can be found here.

The cross-border visits were carried out in the framework of the “Cross-border Water Inspectors” project. This project is co-funded by the EU in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme.

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