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[Ambassador report] 83 More Children Are Climate Justice Ambassadors Now: Plant-for-the-Planet Academy In SadhuNagar, India.

by Dharmendra Kapri | 05-08-2019 06:33 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Another successful Plant-for-the-Planet Academy took place on 18th June 2019 and altogether 83 students from 10 schools attended the academy in Government Upper Primary School, SadhuNagar, India.

 

 Welcome, Presentation and Q&A -

 

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.  The presentation covered: Introduction of Plant-for-the-Planet, sources of CO2,green house effect, global warming, photosynthesis,  climate change, climate crisis and climate 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.

 

 Break and World Game-

 

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.

 

Public-speaking training

 

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 and Mr. Rohit Bisht.

 

 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.

 

Lunch break und Film-

 

 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 Introductory 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.

 Planting party

 

 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. Kamal Rawat. 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 45 minutes with the assistance of the Eco Club Members and YCSG members.

 

 School groups and the World Café

 

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.

 

 Evening Presentation

 

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.

 

Graduation

 

After a long, fruitful, and enjoyable day, all 83 participants received their certificates from Mr. Kaman Samant, 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.

 

 

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5 Comments

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Dharmendra,

    Thank you for your report on Plant-for-the-Planet Academy, and I hope this activity was highly impressive and inspiring for the participants! Also, thank you for uploading wonderful photos and share them with us! :) Great work.

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 19-08-2019 00:02

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey Dharmendra!

    I hope you are well today my fellow ambassador!

    I am so inspired by the work of put out in visiting schools in making sure each and every single learner gets to know about twinzer and also learn about awareness with the environment you've really done a great job and I am inspired by the hard work you've committed into this program!

    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 19:34

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Dharmendra

    Thank you for your thorough report on another Plant-for-the-Planet Academy! This report will be very helpful for those who want to organize environmental education events. In particular, I like how 'world cafe' session encourages the kids to answer the questions by themselves. I hope plant-for-the-planet academy continues!

    Wonhee Mentor


    Posted 07-08-2019 12:50

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 your successful event. Glad to know about the 83 More Children Are Climate Justice Ambassadors in Plant-for-the-Planet Academy at SadhuNagar, India

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

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 06-08-2019 02:12

Vazira Ikhtiyorova

  • Vazira Ikhtiyorova says :
    Dear Dhamendra Kapri,
    It is so amazing to see your work! Keep it up!
    Green cheers from Uzbekistan:)
    Posted 05-08-2019 17:39

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