Last Updated:  12/01/2021

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Project Pitch By: Prayatna


Proposed Project Title

School Environment Programme


Thematic Area

Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, wildlife & natural resources conservation

Sub Thematic Area

Recycling & Waste Management

Project Synopsis

School Environment Programme has been designed to sensitize students and teachers to encourage behavior change for combatting climate change, beat plastic pollution through 4 R’s (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) of waste management, community climate action through tree plantation and inspire youth to take leadership action and join the movement to protect Earth.

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
INR 0.3 Cr - INR 0.6 Cr
Proposed Location
Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand

Key Project Partners

Project Status


Beneficiary Type (Primary): Children
Beneficiary Type (Secondary):
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 3000 - 10000 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done

Proposed Project Description

Prayatna has been actively involved with school-going students in imparting them with Environment Education. It is very necessary to enlighten children on the importance of the Environment in our lives and educate them on how no human being or animal can survive without good quality air, plants, and water. Conducting Paryavarn Yoddha School Environment Program is a way of circulating accurate information, and to turn children into conscious & responsible citizens of the country. Conducting programs in schools inform not only the students but also inform the parents and the teachers.


Their School Program includes activity-based lessons on Environmentally Important Topics. They educate school students on how as individuals we are contributing to global warming, how water gets wasted in making of just a simple cotton T-shirt, how ‘global village’ and its food habits are increasing carbon footprint, how single-use plastic gets circulated in the environment and how it has created a burden on the plants. The sessions also include small changes a school student can make to improve the environment. They then coach the students on waste segregation as when we segregate waste, there is the reduction of waste that gets landfilled and occupies space, air and water pollution rates are considerably lowered.


Salient Features

  1. Sensitization of School Authorities and Teachers on Climate Change and Climate Action
  2. 10 Schools will be reached out during the program, which makes approximately 4k students
  3. School students, teachers and their families will be encouraged to make small changes in day to day life which lead to habit, and habits change behavior, causing big impact for climate change and environment

About Prayatna

Prayatna was established in 2003 in Muzaffarpur, Bihar modelling its work on Gandhian principles around education, health, youth development, livelihood etc. ​ Prayatna has its origins in rural India. It started operations in 2003 in a place called Bharwari, a rural hamlet close to Muzaffarpur in Bihar.


It was founded by Prabhat Kumar, in Muzaffarpur, Bihar In 2003, Prabhat Kumar and his colleagues set up Prayatna. He started to give his time and assets into helping the marginalised population around him. In 2017, Pratik Kumar assumed the role of President Prayatna and has expanded the nature and scope of work being done by the NGO. Currently, Prayatna has programmes operational in Bihar, UP, Delhi, Jharkhand and Odisha. Pratik has experience of 30 years as a techie, Civil Servant, UN official that included seven years of leading a large Indian NGO, Magic Bus where he setup more than 50 livelihood centres.


Vision – A world where empowered individuals realize their full potential in a sustainable and equitable manner.

Mission - Prayatna strives to empower individuals and communities living on the margins so that they are economically and socially endowed, live a life of dignity and contribute meaningfully to society.


Over time, Prayatna’s work has benefitted over 25,000 people through remedial education, livelihood training, youth leadership, sustainable development and emergency relief programmes. Currently, it runs four livelihood centres in Delhi NCR and Bihar.


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