This project has been set up by FSL-India in collaboration with local NGOs with a primary aim to educate lower economic and social groups, the local community, youth and children about environmental issues and good practices.
In this project a volunteer main task would be to develop and support through creative education about nature and ecology conservation.
By doing so, you will educate the local community on the economic and social benefits of environmental protection and conservation of nature and natural resources. You will have to visit schools, colleges, and youth groups and organise environmental educational workshops and disseminate information to various stakeholders on environment protection.
Eco-Clubs is a governmental initiative that was introduced 5 years ago in all Government schools. As part of this initiative, Eco-Clubs were formed in schools and the members comprised of school children. The aim of the Eco-Club was to introduce environmental concerns and good practices to the school children to make them actively involved and to be aware of the necessity to protect nature. However, most government schools lack personnel and financial means to run the Eco-clubs effectively and efficiently. As a result, Eco-clubs have been formed in most schools but ceased to function.
As a volunteer your task will be to design and run the Eco-club sessions in the schools with the help of other volunteers, a field assistant and teachers. Being creative, innovative and loving towards children is important to work in this project. You will also get the chance to work with the local community in order to organize some outdoor events for the children. There is an ample opportunity to work with the local community where our volunteers try and create model streets. The local community is introduced to Solid waste management, building of compost pits and the separation of bio-degradable material. There is a lot of scope for interested volunteers who have prior experience to bring in their ideas and implement them in the project.
The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.
Note: Minimum application for Environmental Education is for two months