PISCU_GALATI_ROMANIA September 2010
Location of Romania
– on the European continent (light green & grey) – in the European Union (light green)
România is a country located at the crossroads of Central and
Southeastern Europe, north of the Balkan Peninsula, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea.
Almost all of the Danube Delta is located within its territory. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova to the northeast, and Bulgaria to the south
COUNTY GALATI Developmen t region South-East
Historic region Moldavia Capital city GalaĹŁi
Total area 4,466 km2.
Galati city is a harbour
Galati city seen from the Danube.
Galati Galati Danube cliff
River station on Danube
GalaĹŁi has a fine 20th century Romanian Orthodox cathedral- St. Nicholas (SfĂ˘ntul Nicolae) and another particularly striking fortified church (that of St. Mary- Sf. Precista) on the bank of the Danube, which was built in 1647 by Vasile Lupu (legend has it that a tunnel was dug from the church and under the river).Other features of the city include a botanical garden, several museums, a television tower opened to the public and offering full view of the city, the newly-restored GalaĹŁi Opera House, and a sculpture park lining a promenade of several kilometres along the bank of the Danube.
Romanian Orthodox Church Cathedral of St. Nicholas.
Central Street ,, Brailaâ€?
Prefecture building ( regional county muncipality )
Church ,,Precistaâ€? sec XVII
Education in Galati
"Dunﾄビea de Jos" University was founded in 1951 as a Naval and Mechanical Engineering Institute and given university status in 1974, by merging the Polytechnical Institute (the successor of the initial Institute) with the College of Education (founded in 1959).
Danubius University Building
“Danubius” University, established in 1992, is a nonprofit institution of higher education, a juridical person of private law and public utility, part of the National Education System. "Danubius" University trains specialists, researchers and leaders in the legal, economical and social domains.
Teachers House GALATI
The city is also a host to other educational and cultural institutions; among these, the "Vasile Alecsandri" and "Mihail Kogălniceanu" National Colleges rank as the first pre-university level educational institutions in Galaţi and in the country.
The Musical Theater
Remarkable architectural structures GalaĹŁi TV Tower
a 150-metre high telecommunication tower built of concrete, also used for FM broadcasting.
Danube Promenade at night
Natural Sciences Museum Galati
The entrance area in Galati
The city has the largest iron and steel plant in Romania the Arcelor-Mittal GalaĹŁi, stateowned until 2001. It is still commonly referred to under the old name "Sidex". Also, the country's largest shipyard on Danube is located here, benefiting from the good access GalaĹŁi has to the Black Sea through the Danube and the short distance between its facilities and the Mittal Plant.
GalaĹŁi is also a border checkpoint to Moldova.
PISCU VILLAGE It has the following constituent villages: Piscu and VameĹ&#x;. Population (2002) 5,070
IMAGES FROM PISCU
Our folk group of men named ,, Jieniiâ€?
The monument of ,, Stefan cel Mareâ€? , a great ruler who founded the village.
PISCU VILLAGE , GALAŢI COUNTY, ROMANIA
SECONDARY SCHOOL NR.1 ,,DIMITRIE LUCHIAN’’
Manager and headmaster : Anisoara Vrinceanu
School is located in the center, next town hall, police station, human dispensary. Evaluation of existing vehicles: the commune is located on both sides of the national road DN 25 and the track, at a distance of 30 km. From Galati and 47 km from the city Tecuci. Means of communication: telephone-line, Internet, fax.
,, Quality EDUCATION is made by quality PEOPLEâ€?
Professionalism Integrity Sympathy Communication Unity
SCHOOL MISSION: ď‚—
School will conduct an educational environment based on trust and openness to the social partners: students, parents, local community members School will offer students the best opportunity for academic and social integration in a society which changes permanently. School will help to preserve local conditions to enable students to recognize their national identity in the great family of European nations.
Construction: 2 buildings building A-inv.gimnazial; building B-inv.primar Classrooms-12 Laboratory: biology, computer science, physics, chemistry Other features: -Library - 11,500 volumes -Cabinet media - television, video, DVD, video camera, fax, PC 25
Human resources Primary
SCHOOL PROJECTS COORDINATOR OF THE PROJECT TEAMS
1999-2002 ,, Educatia 2000 +” PILOT SCHOOL in NATIONAL PROJECT "Education 2000+”
School development project for teachers and students
This program was built on a macro system objective, namely to trigger the reform of the Romanian education system by drafting "grass root" change implementation models and patterns, which, in their turn, can be replicated later on nationwide. Our "grass root" philosophy has contributed to the development of a new education reform "culture" in Romania.
Environmental & Civic Education
2003 - Environmental Project ”Water-living community'‘ partners EarthFriends, Galati , Powerful Information, United Kingdom 2004 - environmental project, “ The world that we are partners” EarthFriends -Galati and Powerful Information, United Kingdom; Prize I county stage, Phase II national award 2005 – Project ”Organic agriculture, alternative local development ''partners EarthFriends-Galati and Powerful Information, United Kingdom; Prize county phase; Mention Award National Phase 2005 - Intercultural Project in Moldova,”Togheteher in Europe'‘ partners l Friends of the EarthGalati-UK PowerfuInformation
Community action projects on environmental issues, conducted in partnership with NGO Earth Friends from Galati. We improved teaching and environmental education, and helped students become better citizens through hands-on environmental projects . Funding for those projects was provided by The Alice Ellen Cooper-Dean Charitable Foundation in Project Powerfful Information Moldavia
School development projects:
2006 "LOCAL JOURNALISM CENTER- INFOPRESS PISCU„„ conducted by the Rural Education Project, grant 10.000 Euro PIR 2007-Project Grant "VALUING LEISURE THROUGH EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS‟‟ Grant MECT 10,000 Euro
All of the projects were carried out by multidisciplinary teams of teachers, and a number involved collaborations between teachers from different schools. The work as a whole was designed to build confidence, encourage initiative and improve the communication skills of students and teachers, as well as strengthening links between schools and their local community
Science projects: “Science and Environment!” 2007“Discover the science in a…bottle of juice!” 2008”Food additives in our food.''
We initiated the project called “Discover the science in the…bottle of juice!” within the national contest of out-of-school microprojects called “Science in society”. The contest was started by the “Earth Friends” environment association in Galatz and “Powerful Information” organization in Great Britain with the help of the Environ foundation. 6 teachers and 40 students from the Vth to VIIth grades (aged between 11 and 14) developed the connection between Chemistry, Biology and health education elements and the students’ daily life through out-of-school activities. Another intention is to develop a positive change in the children’s nourishment together with their parents and other members of the community with long term benefic effects on their health.
Under the pretext of studying the chemical composition of juice we want to stimulate the pupilsâ€™ scientific curiosity, to develop the skills of making simple and attractive chemical experiments after their school programme.
Contest "Young Ambassadors against Climate Change”
Organized by the Terra Foundation Third Millennium, ALMA-RO Association and Climate Action Network Romania (RAC-RO)
First prize at the county national finals 2008 Gelu Musca , class VIII, Sch. No1 Piscu TITLE: "Together for the future of the planet'' Slogan: BE 'GREEN''... our future and the Earth is in your hands! 2009 Silvia Radu , class VIII, Sch. No1 Piscu CAMPAIGN TITLE:,,Nature needs friends, especially today and tomorrow.” Slogan: The Sun would extinguish if nobody loved nature anymore. The campaign will start with a debate on "If the world refuses sun light, brightening the last day would come soon."
International educational program for school children SPARE (School Program for Application of Resources and Energy).
SPARE is much more than a usual school program, as it not only gives knowledge, but invites schoolchildren to conduct independent investigations, and stimulate interest for applying various scientific achievements. SPARE assists in practical matters to increase the effective use of energy in the school and at home. The results of the investigations and practical findings of school children in the sphere of energy efficiency can be useful for all - parents, friends and neighbors.
Romanian small communities, schools and NGOs, promote friendly climate solutions !
Project description The project is the initiative of Prietenii Pamantului – PP (Earth Friends) association(RO), Norge Naturvernforbund – NCSN (National Society for protection of Nature)(NO), and Reteaua de Actiune pentru Clima - RAC-RO (Romanian Network for Climate Action) (RO). It will be implemented in 6 different Counties in Romania in cooperation with the Norwegian partner in the next two years. The project continues and develops activities of the partners aimed for mitigating climate changes and will contribute to the Romanian NGOs capacity building to address so complex issues in cooperation with local authorities and the public, especially from rural areas and small communities. Pilot activities in a defavorised area will demonstrate practical solutions and a new concept of participative decision-making for improving the energy planning and management will be replicated in other locations in Romania.
2010 GREEN COMUNITIES
Local Energy Planning Committees (LEPC) Piscu We apply the model of local energy planning committee and project management and the Rural Sustainable Development Centre in Brusturoasa, Bacau county, equipped and able to run training and practical demonstrative activities on bio-and solar energy for villagers,schools and local authorities.
“ Energy and Environment” International SPARE Contest Six students from the two schools from Piscu participated in SPARE competition. Chiric Marian, student from Sc.nr.2 Piscu was selected for the international stage
2011 The main expected results of the project are: ďƒ˜
Developing of educational manuals and teacher training to assist Schools in implemeting energy issues, extracurricular activities and dissemination about the participative process and climate change issues. Establishment of 10 pilot schools and having at least 30 schools involved in the program.