Shipping Deputy Minister inaugurates “Save the Sea” interactive room in Limassol

With a view to raise awareness among children about the value and importance of the sea, the Limassol Municipality has created the interactive educational room “Save the Sea – Ocean Room”, which was inaugurated on Tuesday by the Deputy Minister of Shipping, Marina Hadjimanoli.

This interactive room, housed at the Limassol Municipality’s Innovation and Blue Economy Centre, “is an indication of our firm commitment to the preservation of our marine ecosystems, especially for the benefit of our youth”, said Hadjimanoli, addressing the inauguration event, adding that among the goals they have set as Deputy Ministry of Shipping, is the promotion of maritime and shipping professions in secondary and higher education schools.

This interactive space, she continued, is designed to educate young minds about the modern challenges facing our seas and through five thematic stations, covering important topics such as climate change, plastic pollution, endangered species, sustainable fishing and Limassol’s relationship wit
h the sea, participants will embark on a journey of discovery and problem solving.

Hadjimanoli also thanked the Limassol Municipality and Royal Caribbean International, which was the sponsor of the project, expressing confidence that initiatives such as this “will not only educate but also empower our youth to become ambassadors of marine conservation”.

In his address, Limassol Mayor Nicos Nicolaides expressed his satisfaction over the opening of the interactive room which, he said, is “a modern and pioneering education centre for marine conservation, dedicated to children”, while on his part, Royal Caribbean’s Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa Christos Karavos noted that Royal Caribbean International supports every initiative to raise awareness about the marine ecosystem and expressed his wish that the children make the most of the educational room.

Oceanographer Dr. Olia Onisiforou gave information about the sea and the dangers it faces, while in the context of the inauguration, the children of
the 6th grade of the 10th Primary School of Limassol had the opportunity to experience the “Ocean Room”.

Source: Cyprus News Agency