Teachers in Asia

AZERBAIDJAN

"A testimonial for Mr Mika Vanhanen"

DEAR UNEP...I WANT TO WRITE ABOUT LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT MIKA VANHANEN..HE CHANGED MY LIFE AND  CARYER . BECOUSE I CAN UNDERSTAND IMPORTANTS OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE .. I GIVE SOS IN MY SCHOOL AND IN MY CITY.MIKA GIVE ME STIMUL FOR ACTIVITY  TO  CHANGE WORLD..PROJECT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE IS FAMIOS..EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT FRANG FROG AND THIS LOVELY PERSON GAVE US MIKA VANHANEN...EVERY ECOACTIVITY I PRESENT THE MIKA'S PROJECTS.I AND MY STUDENTS THINK

MIKA IS A SYMBOL OF  ENVIRONMENT
HE IS GREEN MAN OF THE WORLD

TREE PLANTING CAMPANY CLIMATE CHANGE IS SIMBOL OF MY SCHOOL..MY SCHOOL IS VINNER THE COMPOTITION OF THE -BEST SCHOOL IN AZERBAIJAN..AND IN THIS COMPOTITON WAS PRESENTED MY SCHOOL WORK..OFCOURSE MIKA'S PROJECTS WAS VERY ATTRACTIVE. MIKA GAVE ME SUPPORT FOR ALL MY ACTIVITYS. MIKA IS MY ENVIRONMANTAL TEACHER.

ALL BEST WISH

ULVIYYE TAHIROVA 
THE BIOLOGY TEACHER FROM AZERBAIJAN


GEORGIA
Dear Sir ,

Mr. Vanhanen has been nominated as candidate for  Champions of the Earth 2011.
Since 2003 I have regular contact with Mika, he support to start ENO in GEORGIA. Mika was so friendly and supportive that it make us easy to start new educational program for students in SIQA-Georgian Association of Educational initiatives.
Materials in ENO (web-site, instructions, dairy, etc) where so clear and easy for NO-English speaking teachers, that we were surprised how easy we start collaboration in International Environmental program – ENO.
By the sharing of students works between school from different countries our student develop skills and knowledge. They found that collaboration is support in development.
Georgian schools where interested in themes and issues of ENO. 

We would like to thank MIKA Vanhannen and support his candidature in nomination of Champion of the EARTH 2011.

Pavle Tvaliashvili
Educational projects coordinator 
GEORGIA

Mika Vanhanen - Hero of our time. He could unite us in one Heart, be-ping   by Love to the Earth

Rita Dolidze,
journalist

INDIA
INDIA

We strongly support Mr. Mika for Candidacy for the champions of the Earth by UNEP. He is a practical, true spirited, sincere, dedicated, clean image action hero of the   plant for the planet and its people (especially plant for India and Indians).

Mr. Mika, ENO Founder, is a great source of inspiration & action for environment education and tree plantation among school children, (tribal, dalit children and women) especially in India. By his inspiration, we are taking part in UNEP Billion tree campaign and reaching un-reached children, youth, women and communities  with environment education and tree plantation at grass root level in our country.

His approaches pro-poor, pro-nature, pro-children, youth& women, pro-education through the action–orientation,  participatory and positive methods.  His work as founder of ENO-programme empowering children, youth, women educationally, culturally,  economically and mainly environmentally. His work is really contributing towards sustainable environment and development in India.

Because of Mr. Mika’s great inspirational message of UNEP billion tree plantation campaign, we celebrated our independence day with tree plantations (in future also). We have decided to celebrate every occasion with tree plantation now and future also. We resolved in our school executive body. Every second Saturday is an ENO-tree plantation in India. Billions trees campaign pledge turned into action by many schools, youth associations, teachers association, women self help groups and some dalit communities  through ENO-India which is the brain child of Mr. Mika. Eno-India is bright torch for us in environment education and tree plantation.

He taught us the message environment is a daily, weekly, monthly process ,gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures with eco-solutions.

The small step of environment journey started from Finland with ENO-Programme now it has become billions of steps in many countries. ENO programme is a world wide programme connecting many people, regions, many nations and many continents.

Mr.Mika is an Icon of environment education and pioneer in UNEP billion trees campaign in India. His services in the field of environment are secondary to none.

ENO-India whole heartedly supports Mr. Mika’ for candidacy for the Champions of the Earth by UNEP. We trust he is the right person and right choice for the Candidacy for the champions of the Earth by UNEP.


Hoping for the best

Mr. A.David Brainard
NATIONAL COORDINATOR,
ENO-INDIA
Head-BBC.Eng.Med.School(India)
Coordinator- NGOs net work in India
Faculty adviser MUN( Model United Nations)


It has been since 10 years that a man on this planet feels lost. He feels himself in a fix,  whether to follow the world or the instinct beneath his skin. He looks at the world… the very mad world who understands that bricks & stones, air conditioners and other goods of luxury are the sole aim of life, even at the cost of killing the Mother Nature. Manufacturing alternatives of the Natural Things as achievements of human beings. The more the material, the more the richness. We are writing about Mr. Mika Vanhanen. Even being in a small job of a teacher in Finland, he dreamed of the planet earth including the environment around it. So wonderful. He not only thought over but went in action while stealing the working hours from his sleep time. He won the world in-with-in first and then extended his arms throughout the world. Today no country is there which have not got the message of Mr. Mika to protect the environment while planting more trees, avoiding the pollutions and living in the tune of  Mother Nature. He is the man who sowed the seed and now the saplings are blooming everywhere to greet the young generation with the very green world but even then… thousands miles to go.  

 

Sukhjinder Singh

Director

SASA India
Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy
Residential School (Both for Boys & Girls)
Simran Nagar, Morinda Road,
Roopnagar - 140001
Punjab,India


INDONESIA



I know Mika from my friends, who offer me to join ENO networks, which link school over countries. First I join the network I'm very interested and Mika inform me the benefit of the programme.  As the global condition with climate change, doing planting trees in ENo tree planting day program is one way to reduce climate change.  With this program I also can join another programme which linked by ENO. Mika also come to my country to look and join what we have done here and I'm very please with his support by joining tree planting day in my place.  Hope ENO program which initiated by Mika will help the world to reduce globale climate change.  

Dewi Sri Indriati
Head Master SMPN 2 Siantar


Dear Champions of the earth team
 
I am really happy to hear that Mika Vanhanen has been nominated as a candidate for champions of the earth.

The first time I visited Mika's ENO project websites was about six years ago. It was really inspired me to join in and implement the project in with my students in Ciputra School Surabaya, and Environmental Education teacher network accross Indonesia. I've learned a lot from him. His spirit has encouraged me to keep up my spirit on environmental education as well.

We made lots of  difference by joining his project. We have changed our knowledge, perspective, and skills about  environmental education.

Mika even pays attention to every single ENO Teacher. I remember he sent condolences when Tsunami and other natural disasters attacked my country and  sent me birthday wishes through facebook. He is really my inspirator, my teacher and my friend at the same time.

When I started to be a project coordinator for some environmental education and education for sustainable development activities in Indonesia, then Mika became my model. Thank you Mika. You are really a champion of the earth.

Stien J. Matakupan
Sampoerna School of Education
Indonesia


IRAN

Mika Vanhanen did great.
He is eligible to be honoured for motivating schools all over the world regarding to Environmental issues.

Maliheh Mohseni


Dear friends,

lets talk about Mr. Mika Vanhanen, ENO coordinator who has devoted around 10 years of his life passing the message including global issues to the youth around the world. He usually sends two or three Emails a week for members.The distinguished point is that he carefully follows up how the projects are performed by schools. Although preparing such amount of information and photos  is really time consuming, he has never stopped his activities in any condition. The evidence of this is Eno annual conferences(even in world financial cricis) involving hundreds of students and teachers from different countries with different cultures  

ENO Science Festival has created a wonderful sense of researching on solving global issues among the youth.    In my country Iran, many organizations have heard about ENO and follow its instructions.We owe our new stablished school with all SD standards to ENO. Iranian students motto is: JOIN ENO, SAVE THE PLANET

We hope that Mr. Mika's hard work be appreciated fairly.

Best regards,
Molook Khadivi,
Iran Eno coordinator.

IRAQ

I fully support Mike for been a champion of the Earth 2011, He is the Best candidates for this name...

Surood Ahmad
Manager of Iraqi Al-Amal Association-Kirkuk Branch

ISRAEL

Dear Mme/Sir, I am glad to recommend Mr. Mika Vanhanen, coordinator of "ENO - Environment On Line" (http://eno.joensuu.fi) a global collaborative web school for environmental awareness and sustainable development, as a candidate for Champions of the Earth Award. 

I have been working with Mika since the inception of ENO in 2000. It was Mika's initiative to start an international project in order to bring to life his vision about environment and nature preservation using the Internet as the principal way to learn, teach and communicate collaboratively, under the motto "Think globally and Act locally". Aiming to educate the young generation in the spirit of love for nature and humanity, the themes presented deal with acute problems faced by countries all over the world: global warming, climate change, water resources, forests and endangered species, ecological footprint. The social and cultural impact on the local level of the specific countries is always emphasized. 

In an attempt to add action to the learning processes Mr. Vanhanen extended the project by an annual event of trees planting days, followed by The Drops of Life, a play that advocates for cooperation on environmental protection through tree planting initiatives. Looking for partnerships with youth organizations, local leaders, Ministries of Education he works tireless. He appealed to young audiences to act, address local authorities and be involved in investment for the future. This is the illustration of Mr. Vanhanen's vision that only collective efforts of governments, organizations and civil society can establish sustainable development globally. 

Mr. Vanhanen dedicated the last 10 years to ENO, expanding its message and reaching thousands of schools in all continents. His vision, his leadership and his beneficial influence in working towards a better future make him a very adequate candidate for "Champions of the Earth Award". I highly recommend him as a nominee of Champions of the Earth Award.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Carmella B. Baranga 
Coordinator for International Learning Projects 
Ministry of Education,
 Israel


Dear Sirs,

It is both an honor and privilege for me to write this testimonial for Mr Mika Vanhanen founder of the  ENO Programme -Finland.( http://www.joensuu.fi/eno/basics/briefly.htm

Mika has been working with thousands of schools around the globe and is most worthy of this prestigious award. He truly is a champion of the earth, a warm caring individual who is making a difference through the power of the Internet and  his work. One has only to look at this website to see the wonderful learning that is taking place.

His work is now being implemented around the world through his environmental themes such as the place we live in , our nature, the way we lead our lives and this is our cultures.

For more than 10 years Mika has given his knowledge and global collaboration to so many teachers and children . I would love to see Mika win this award for his ENO Environment online program. 
He is most worthy,


With much thanks,
Marsha Goren
http://www.globaldreamers.org
Israel



MALAYSIA

It was in 2007 , i was introduced to ENO by UNEP when we in Malaysia started to plant tress for the Billion Tree Campaign. Later we joined ENO and Mika was our role model in the tree planting activities. I told Mika that my school kids would plant 1 million trees to support ENO and Mika for the Billion Tree Campaign. April 2008 i joined the ENO Conference in Finland and there Mika and myself made a declaration of 100 million trees to be planted by ENO School Network by 2017.
 
The offical launch was held in our school - SMK Teloi Kanan , Kuala Ketil , Kedah , Malaysia on 5th June 2008 for ENO school network. And infact we also had the chance to participate in Life Video Conferencing with United National for Climate Change Campaign and Mika gave the honour to our school to represent Asia for this video conferencing and this took our school to National Level and International level on environmental work .
 
We have promoted the nobel work of our ENO Environment Champion all over the world and to my suprise some 3 thousand schools in Indonesia joined us for tree planting work this year and also this network was because of MIKA the great man on earth. The next big tree planting event will take place in Aceh - once badly hit by tsunami in 2004 and more schools in Indonesia are waiting for our Mika to team up with ENO Schools in Indonesia to plant trees there.
 
Our Malaysian school kids with locals have contributed a lot for tree planting on the Billion Tree Campaign and also this is to one ENVIRONMENTAL HERO by the name of Mika and he is our mother earth champion indeed.


Regards
 
Kalaimani Supramaniam
ENO Asia Coordinator / Malaysia


I'm S.M.Ramesh from Penang, Malaysia. I first meet Mr. Mike at ENO programme 2009 in Finland. I was very impressed with his commitment towards the world enviroment. I hope the world will recognise him because his hardwork and contribution towards the enviroment. We(ENO members) will always with him to do something for the world.  I sincerely congrats him for his hardwork.


Regards.
Ramesh, MALAYSIA


PAKISTAN

Mika Vanhanen is true hero to protect the world by involving young hearts to grow trees and developing awareness on environmental issues, he is the most out standing, industrious and self determined person I have ever met in my life. His vision for spreading environmental sustainability education by using technology, he becomes the mentor to many leaders to follow him through new direction of using internet and technology. First I met him in ENO Science Feat Conference 2008 in Finland; It was for me the first opportunity to speak from of international people around the world through workshop “Trash Is Beautiful”. He cared like a mother, helped like a brother and guided like a teacher! Being human I found him quality nature, cooperative, with kind heart!

His mission is to protect the every children and person of the world from the disastrous environment by environmental sustainability education growing trees! It has been the greatest honor of my life to work as ENO- National Coordinator Of Pakistan

I keep the finger crossed for his universal success with lots of joys and happiness-God Bless ENO- God Bless Mika!

Nadeem Ghazi
National Coordinator-Pakistan

“If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.”

                                                             Tenzin Gyatso


SRI LANKA

Mr Mika Vanhanen of Joensuu city , Finland has introduced very interesting programe, which was a powerful torch to understand especially for younger generation about the value of environment protection.

Tree planting of ENO project this awaked the children.across the countries and cities. Large number of people all over the world welcomed this sound of environment.
 
When I was climbing the mountain of Koli in Finland in 2008, we realized the values of Environment. We understood the importance of Climate Change. Around the year there were interesting program introduced by Mika Vanhanen. I believe Mika Vanhanen is one of the real champion of the Earth.

Sincerely,
 
Dhammadesha Ambalampitiya,
Ph.D, Dip. in Lit, Sahithyadarshi (Hon), Dip. in Journalism, Dip. In IATA, Dip. In Banking
State Honored Best Science Writer, Author, Program Organizer, Freelance Journalist,
Founder President, CCBS UNESCO Project,
Country Partner, International Child Art Foundation, Washington,
Country coordinator, ENO Sri Lanka
Country Representative,  South Asian Forum for the Rights of Child (Nepal)

TAIWAN

Dear Sirs,

On behalf of National Fenghsin Senior High School, I would like to send my testimonial for Mr. Mika Vanhanen. Our school has been in ENO for 6 years, which now has become one of our landmark activities in my school.

In this program, with Mika’s energetically leading, our teachers and students can know how to do the projects to bring outthe best for our environment and also good for our Mother Earth.

For the past few years, offering my testimonials has become one of my happiest time. This is because I know it will contributeto a better world by recognizing ENO and Mika’s persistence and far insight to create and help build such a great program for people caringabout our nature and our world! I would love to offer any information should you want to know more about Mr. Mika and his works!


Best wishes,

Doris Wu
Dean of Student Affairs
National Fenghsin Senior High School, Taiwan
http://www.fhsh.khc.edu.tw

UZBEKHISTAN

We have participated in the International Tree Planting and Peace Day for two years. This has been a great experience for our students. It was really exciting getting all of the e-mail from around the world. Mr Mika Vanhanen did an amazing job coordinating countries all over the world.  We say thank you to him and celebrate all of his work in this project which brings together diverse students from all over the world, and contributes to making our planet a better place environmentally. --


Софья Дехканова.
ENO Uzbekhistan
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