Finland On-line

Published: Wednesday, 02/22/2006 12:00 am EST

The Canadian version of Project Finland, an interactive website aimed at nine to 12-year-old students, was launched in Ottawa last week by Finnish Ambassador Pasi Patokallio. Originally published in the U.S. in 2003 by the Embassy of Finland in Washington, the portal is finally available for Canadian school children to access and learn more about Finland. Students choose from three online tours on the Environment, Social Change and Global Connection, guided with the help of Finnish cartoon character Moomin. Prior to the official launch, Project Finland was tested on a group of students at Rockcliffe Public School, who gave the portal a favourable review of four out of five stars. Pirkko Makikokkila, Press Attaché at the Embassy of Finland in Ottawa, is planning a direct mail campaign to Canadian school boards to ensure that Project Finland is available as a learning tool to students across Canada.

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