The new educational software MONSTair has been launched and this will teach children the consequences of air pollution and the harm this causes around them. The app will be displayed on student tablets provided by schools.
The Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning, Aaron Farrugia, and the Minister for Education, Justyne Caruana, said the app is aimed at Primary School students and gives various sources of information of air pollution, ERA’s air quality monitoring network, the effect that air pollution has on health and practical solutions for decreasing air pollution.
Minister Farrugia said the future of the planet lies in the hands of children and it is therefore crucial that greater awareness is created in them regarding environmental matters to enable them to take informed decisions.
Minister Caruana spoke on the need of a holistic education to enable students to attain further and wider possibilities over and above traditional education.
Architect Michelle Piccinino, the CEO of the Environmental and Resources Authority (ERA), said education is essential and crucial for environmental change.