E-waste management, shall engage more than 1000 schools across the country:S N Sangma

Shillong, September 12: Days are not far. A critical approach on the environment will be an inseparable part for the school goers. Karo Sambhav school programme. It, precisely,  aims at creating awareness on critical environmental issues for example  Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) which will engage the academic fraternity in keeping the environment clean and fresh.

Organizers say the e-waste awareness initiatives,first of its kind across the country comprise strategies like circular economy, and inspiring the students and teachers alike to take actions in their daily lives.They say,”We have designed a curriculum which enables development of teacher’s competence and empowers them to achieve the above mentioned goals.”

For academic year 2017-18, the programme shall engage more than 1000 schools across the country in collaboration  with the State Education Departments, and the State Pollution Control Boards which will  enable them  to boost the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, ‘Digital India’, and ‘Smart Cities’.

The programme is expected to have a huge impact on the students, their peers, parents, relatives, and communities. This is required to critically evaluate and consider the environmental impact of existing lifestyles, and move towards a creation of a circular economy.

Apart from it, those behind the initiatives believe that the programme encourages the students to lead a sustainable lifestyle, and inspires them to become the catalysts of change since the name itself suggests, Karo Sambhav!!, said an organizer.

They say that the entire program comprise three phases divided over a period of 4 months.  In the initial phase, the teachers will be given a training on the specially designed toolkit for the purpose which comprises  6 exercises based on Circular Economy, Understanding Waste, Design for environment, E-waste introduction and Collection, Petitions and Potential career options in the field of Environment.

Then, the teachers will be working in their schools with the students on various activities, community projects, practical field-work.The program will end with a huge celebration after the end of  the efforts and the achievements of various schools, teachers, and students.  Said Mr S N Sangma state coordinator Shillong, Meghalaya in the press statement today.

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