On June 8, 2018 the Development Foresight Institute (DFI) through the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) partnered with Conservation Through Education Jamaica (CTEJ) for the SAVE OUR SEA education fair. The event took place at Orange Park opposite the Kingston Harbour at the Waterfront in Jamaica.
The SAVE OUR SEA education fair featured booths by organizations such as the Development Foresight Institute, UNDP and WATA, just to name a few. They conducted interactive activities at their booths which stimulated the young minds of the approximately 100 students from preparatory and primary schools in Kingston, specifically 4th-6th graders.
The Development Foresight's booth involved poetry writing,puzzles and other games relating to the sea. The students were well engaged and took delight in creating Facebook Live videos as they took part in these activities.
The fair was a educational event that promoted sustainability at an early age so as to develop a sense of responsibility for maintaining the health and welfare of our waterways for the future.
Celebrated each year on 8 June since 2009, World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. Oceans, referred to as the lungs of our planet, provide most of the oxygen we breathe, are a major source of food and medicines and also is a critical part of the biosphere.
The sponsors for the event were Pioneer Manufacturing Distribution Company Limited (makers of Chloro-Do Bleach) and Prestige Logistics Workforce Development Solutions.