The OZI Project organized by Izocam within the scope of social responsibility reaches 100 thousand children upon completion of 2014-2015 academic year.
Children learned about the topics such as ‘insulation-energy saving’ relationship, ‘contribution of insulation to the environment and nature’ within the Project conducted jointly with Ministry of National Education.
Having realized effective social responsibility projects assuming insulation related awareness raising activities in our country as duty, Izocam is proud to reach 100 thousand children with the OZI project. The project was launched on April 12, 2010 and conducted jointly with the Ministry of National Education, training programs were delivered to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in primary school. 100 thousand children from 350 schools in Gebze and Dilovasi districts of Kocaeli, Cankaya, Yenimahalle and Golbasi districts of Ankara, Odunpazari and Tepebasi districts of Eskisehir and Kadikoy, Bakirkoy, Besiktas, Sisli, Atasehir, Sariyer and Beyoglu districts of Istanbul received some very important information on insulation, energy efficiency and environment.
Having set an example for its sector with its works on insulation and energy efficiency for 50 years, Izocam aimed at teaching students about the effects of insulation on energy efficiency and the environment while entertaining them at the same time with the OZI project. Within the scope of the project, the famous cartoonist Varol Yasaroglu and the team Grafi 2000 contributed to the trainings to explain insulation and energy efficiency topics in a more colorful, enjoyable and easy-to-remember manner. The Grafi 200 team prepared a 10-minute cartoon depicting adventures of a character called “OZI” consulting a pedagogue. A 30-minute presentation was also prepared to be used along with the cartoon. An experienced actress who actively works in children’s theater, educated in pedagogy was also engaged in training. The students were entertained by the adventures of OZI and learnt about the positive effects of insulation on energy efficiency and environment at the same time.
“We assumed raising awareness activities on insulation as our duty in line with our leader role in the sector. We focused on children, guarantors of our future in a more livable world, in our efforts towards raising awareness. Pursuing the idea that today’s well-educated children will be the knowledgeable individuals of the future, we decided to launch the OZI project. We wanted to explain the effects of insulation on energy efficiency and environment in a colorful and easy-to-remember manner and the OZI character created by Grafi 2000 team’s drawings was loved by children. Children learnt about the importance on insulation by watching OZI’s adventures and they had an enjoyable class-hour at the same time. Within this Project that continued for 5 years we reached 100 thousand students teaching them about insulation, energy efficiency and environment. We also would like to thank Provincial Directorates of National Education of Istanbul, Kocaeli, Ankara and Eskisehir who provided all kinds of support,” said Fatih Öktem, the Deputy General Manager responsible for Sales and Marketing, emphasizing that the OZI project has been the most important corporate social responsibility project of Izocam for 5 years.
Within the framework of the training delivered, students were informed on topics such as “Causes of Global Warming”, “Energy Resources and Renewable Energy”, “Primary energy Resources Fossil Fuels”, “Energy Consumption”, “Greenhouse Effect”, “Climate Change”, “How Should the Fight Against Global Warming Be?” and “How Can Energy Saving Be Achieved With Insulation?” At the end of the 1 class hour training, small sets of gifts composed of CDs with Ozi’s adventures, booklets with Ozi’s pictures and stationery equipment with Ozi’s pictures were handed out to children.