Karo Sambhav launches E-Waste programme in Guwahati

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Guwahati, Nov 19: Karo Sambhav launched an E-Waste awareness initiative in the schools of Guwahati in association with principal sponsor partners, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo and implementing partner Rongjeng Technologies.

Moderated by social entrepreneur Ranjan K Baruah, the workshop was attended by teachers from High School in Guwahati who are going to conduct 6 different classes to their students. The programme was held at Bosco Reach Out, Guwahati on Saturday.

The Karo Sambhav School Programme on E-Waste aims at creating awareness on critical environmental issues concerning Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), preventive environmental strategies like circular economy and inspiring them to take actions in their daily lives. The programme enables development of 21st century skills of collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, communication, ICT competencies and real-world problem solving, by deploying contemporary pedagogical practices in the classroom. The curriculums have been designed to enable the development of teacher’s competence and empower them to achieve the above mentioned goals.

For the academic year 2017-18, the programme shall engage 1000+ schools across India in alignment with the State Education Departments and State Pollution Control Boards. The programme is an enabler for ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’, ‘Digital India’, and ‘Smart Cities’ components.

The programme shall make an impact on stakeholders like students, their peers, parents, relatives, and communities to critically evaluate and consider the environmental impact of existing lifestyles, and move towards a creation of a circular economy. The school programme encourages students to lead a sustainable lifestyle, and inspires them to become the catalysts of change.

The program consists of three phases divided over a period of 4 months.  In the initial phase, teachers will be given training on the specially designed toolkit for the purpose, consisting of 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. Thereafter, teachers will be working in their schools with the students on various activities, community projects, practical field-work.

The program will end with celebrating the efforts and the achievements of various schools, teachers, and students. Schools will be felicitated and the focus will be to keep sharing the best work done by them, with others.

 

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