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Greening young minds through Environment Education

 
 

Organization : WWF India

 
 

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Project Description

 

WWF-India is creating environmental awareness among school children, school teachers and communities through posters, booklets, notebooks and workshops etc highlighting the environmentally sensitivities of the region.


An environment camp titled “Wake up to Nature” was organised for teachers from June 6 to 8, 2013 at Chemchey, South Sikkim. The programme was targeted mostly at rural schools which were located near to Protected Areas of Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary and Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. Twenty seven teachers from 16 different schools of West and South Districts participated in the programme. Over the course of two and half days, the programme covered topics on biodiversity of Sikkim, understanding climate change, solid waste management, water resources of Sikkim, and local environment issues. These issues were discussed through presentations, activities, films, nature walks and poster displays.


Easy to use and interactive teaching materials like posters and booklets on local biodiversity of Sikkim were also distributed to the teachers for use in their schools.  The informal nature of the camp created a good learning atmosphere for the teachers and it was well appreciated by all of them. Feedback taken from all participants at the end of the programme indicated that most of the sessions were interesting as well as new for them to learn about, and they would conduct similar activities with students in their schools.


On 30th May 2013, an awareness program was conducted for HeeBermiok Secondary School in West Sikkim. The 370 students who took part in the programme were made aware about the biodiversity around them, their importance, and various natural and manmade threats to biodiversity. The students were also made aware about the solid waste issues and ways to reduce the amount of waste that they were generating from the school. A quiz contest was also organized for the students which enhanced the learning for students and made the programme interactive and fun. All the teachers of the school also participated in this event.


On June 21, 2013 an awareness programme with the students and teachers of Lachen School was conducted in which 25 children participated. They were made aware of the importance of Gurudongmar Lake with focus on its biodiversity values and also sensitized on the issue of garbage management.


 
 
 

Project Type : CSR

 
 

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