Karo Sambhav School Programme a step closer towards e-waste
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Jan. 31: The Karo Sambhav (make possible) School Programme, which came into being with an aim to work on and solve the e-waste challenge in India by building an environmentally and economically sustainable ecosystem, has awarded five schools in Dimapur namely Eastern Public School, Eralibill; Vision Home Higher Secondary School, Diphupar; Rincho Academy; Spring Valley School and St. Anthony school for their commitment towards working for a sustainable environment.
The five schools were felicitated at an event under Karo Sambhav School Programme at the De Oriental Dream Hotel in Dimapur on January 30.
Karo Sambhav- an e-waste Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) of Apple, Dell, HP and Lenovo, conducted the programme as a part of the ongoing Karo Sambhav school programme in the state of Nagaland. The programme was launched on September 4, 2018, in Dimapur and so far 25 schools are involved with the programme.
In schools, Karo Sambhav endeavours to spread awareness on the issue of waste and to enable behavioural change, Zonal Manager (East) of Karo Sambhav Pvt. Ltd, Joshua Thiek said. He also acknowledged that the schools were yet to actually work on e-waste and for now advocacy and awareness on e-waste management were imparted.
“The programme aims at creating awareness on critical environmental issues and inspiring students to adopt preventive environmental strategies. It enables development of 21st century skills of collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and real-world problem solving, by deploying contemporary pedagogical practices. In the academic year 2018-19, the programme is engaging 1000+ schools across 29 states and 3 Union Territories in India,” maintained state coordinator of Karo Sambhav Dimapur, T Moasunep Ao.
The programme involves several stakeholders like students, their peers, parents, relatives, and communities to critically evaluate and consider the environmental impact of existing lifestyles and move towards the creation of a circular economy.
“The programme engaged schools over a period of four months. In the initial phase, teachers were given training on the specially designed toolkit for the programme, consisting of seven modules based on circular economy and way to lead a sustainable lifestyle. Thereafter, teachers worked in their schools with the students on various activities, community projects and practical field-work,” Ao accounted.
Special guest of the event, head mistress of Government High School, Diphupar ‘B,’ Moala Aier, in her address, reminded the participants that our surroundings have lots of environmental hazards and added that lots need to be done. She expressed optimism that through the Karo Sambhav a recycling plant for e-waste will come up in Nagaland.
Eastern Public School, Eralibill; Vision Home Higher Secondary School, Diphupar; and Rincho Academy were awarded for completion of seven modules under Karo Sambhav and their involvement with the programme.
Certificate for best execution of toolkit was awarded to Eastern Public School and the certificate for best execution of toolkit by a teacher was awarded to Wapangnungla Jamir of Spring Valley School. Certificate for best community outreach by a school was awarded to Eastern Public School, while the certificate for best social media drive by a teacher was awarded to David Khrasi of St. Antony School.