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[Ambassador report] Growing Community of Climate Justice Ambassadors, Another Amazing Academy in Uttarakhand, India.

by Dharmendra Kapri | 03-08-2019 04:43 Comments 6 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

The Academy on 17th June 2019 was attended by 82 students from 10 different schools.

After a brief welcome and registration process the full attention of the children turned to the presentation "Now we children save the world!", which was given by Plant-for-the-Planet Coordinator Dharmendra Kapri and Former Global Board Vice- President, Muskan Dhariyal.  The presentation covered: Introduction of Plant-for-the-Planet, sources of CO2,green house effect, global warming, photosynthesis, climate change, climate crisis, Plant-for-the-Planet and global justice. These topics were explained in a very simple language and easy way. After the presentation, children had the opportunity to clear their doubts through an interactive and question and answer session.

After a short break, the children were divided into 6 groups to learn about global distribution and justice in the World Game. The children distributed playing figures, candy and balloons on the world maps laid out on the floor as symbols of the world’s population, wealth and CO2 emissions respectively.  Each group had one Moderator from our academy team to help them understand the rules and the process. The children were first asked to distribute the balloons, candy and tokens as per as their knowledge and later on corrected by the moderator wherever needed. Eventually, the CO2 emissions and wealth were distributed fairly - everyone has equal rights

Then the children formed 6 public speaking groups and prepared and presented short passages from the opening presentation that they had seen at the start of the day. They gave each other tips on how to improve their presentations in the future and a short session on How to Give a Good Presentation was conducted by Miss Priyanka Chand and Muskan Dhariyal.

The children then broke for lunch and were able to relax a little and to discuss the topics covered so far with each other. 

After lunch was over, the afternoon kicked off with the Short Introductive videos on Plant-for-the-Planet and How Plant-for-the-Planet Plant trees in Mexico as children during the presentation session were very curious to know more about the plant-for-the-planet and how we plant trees all over the world.

Rested, and feeling energized, the children relocated to the schoolyard to plant their own trees! Before the planting commenced, the children listened intently to the advice of the Eco club in charge Mr. Sumit Pandey. He explained how and when to plant trees, and also showed the children how to care for them to make sure they survive. In total they planted 15 trees (Azadirachta indica, Cassia fistula, Magnifera Indica, Indian Gooseberry, Psidium guajava) in just 60 minutes with the assistance of the Eco Club Members and NSS members.

After a short break it was back to the program. The children started the "World Café" module. The children worked on the following questions as at four stations questions: "How do we ensure that the media reports about us?", "How do we motivate the adults?", "How do we motivate friends and classmates?" and "How do we organize a planting party?"

After everyone had the opportunity to write down their thoughts to each question, children were asked to present their thoughts and future plans in front of other students and teachers.

After the World Café children were asked to give shortened version of morning presentations, their future plans and outcomes of the school groups and group discussions.

Session on Tunza Eco-Generation-

I also conducted a session on Tunza Eco-generation and promoted our TEG platform among the Students and gave them TEG leaflets, pens, post-its etc and reminded them to look at the TEG website to see wonderful work carried on by all of us.

After a long, fruitful, and enjoyable day, all 82 participants received their certificates from Mr. Prem Singh Bisht and Mr. Dharmendra Kapri, which recognized them as a Climate Justice Ambassador.  An interesting day had come to an end. Apart from the experience and newly found knowledge, all new Ambassadors took with them a copy of Tree-by-Tree, and of course the Plant-for-the-Planet T-shirt they collected at the start of the day.

The academy was made possible with the dedicative commitment of Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation, G.I.C. Bandiya, TGIC Eco Club and NSS unit of Government Inter College, Bandiya. The event was free of charge for all the attending children, who were aged 10-14. Special thanks goes to Plant-for-the-Planet academy staff Adelya for helping us throughout the academy and Rohit Bisht & Muskan Dhariyal for all their hard work and efforts to make this academy successful.  I would also like to thank Mr Prem Singh Bisht and Mr. Narendra Rautela for helping us contact all schools and for providing us venue and other basic facilities for the academy. Not to be forgotten are the many helpers and supporters, without whom the implementation of the Academy, venue, technology. Tree-planting event and much more would not have been possible. 

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Susmita Horticulturist

  • Susmita Horticulturist says :
    Hello Dharmendra
    I hope you are doing wel
    Thank you so much for this report
    Posted 28-02-2020 11:10

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey Dharmendra!

    I hope you are well today my fellow ambassador!

    Wow , it looks like your day for the event was very successful! I am sure that the learners that you went to had a memorable and successful day with regards to the event that you hosted!

    Moreover, the pictures look amazing and tells the story of how wonderful the event was!

    Thank you so much for the effort that you have put in writing this report I enjoyed reading this so much and I hope to read more of your work in the coming future!

    Keep on holding the Fort Dharmendra!
    With gratitude,
    Ms Domingos
    Posted 12-08-2019 19:08

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Dharmendra

    I really like the slogan of this project, 'Now we children save the world!'. The importance of children's role in environmental issues is never enough to emphasize. With this regard, I'm very glad that you have organized this great program! Also, thank you for promoting this platform, tunza eco generation. Keep up the good work! : )

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 06-08-2019 22:00

Vazira Ikhtiyorova

  • Vazira Ikhtiyorova says :
    Dear Dharmendra,
    Congratulation on the successful completion of the event!
    Keep it up!
    Green cheers from Uzbekistan:)
    Posted 05-08-2019 07:56

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Dharmendra

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Growing Community of Climate Justice Ambassadors, and Another Amazing Academy in Uttarakhand, India.Congratulation on the successful event. Thanks for the lovely photos.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 04-08-2019 21:50

Fayaz Muhammad

  • Fayaz Muhammad says :
    Good work dear Dharmendra Kapri
    Posted 04-08-2019 04:20

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