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[Ambassador report] More than 100 new Climate Justice Ambassadors!

by Dharmendra Kapri | 16-08-2019 09:56 Comments 4 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Plant-for-the-Planet Academy takes place in Chakarpur, India, 18-07-2019.



Time and Place- Number of Children and School- Altogether 103 students from 11 schools attended the academy in Govind Ballabh Pant Inter College, Chakarpur, India.

 


Supporters- The academy was made possible with the dedicative commitment of Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation, G.B.P Inter College Chakarpur, TGIC Eco Club and NSS unit of G.B.P Inter College. 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 preparation and Preeti Yadav and Manjesh Jha for all their hard work and efforts to make this academy successful.   We would also like to thank Mr Manoj Rawat, Mr. Jeevan Bhatt 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.


 

Modules-


 

 1: 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 Coordinators Dharmendra Kapri and Rohit Bisht.  The presentation covered: Introduction of Plant-for-the-Planet, sources of CO2,greenhouse 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.



2: Break and World Game-


After a short break, the children were divided into 7 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.



3: 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 Preeti Yadav and Dharmendra Kapri


 

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 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.



4: 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. Amit Patel. 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.

 


5: 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.

 


6: 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.



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.

 


Graduation: Academy and Close


After a long, fruitful, and enjoyable day, all 103 participants received their certificates from Mr. Rohit 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.

 


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4 Comments

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 More than 100 new Climate Justice Ambassadors. Keep up with your great activities.

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

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 20-08-2019 23:49

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Dharmendra!

    Thank you for your another report on Plant-for-the-Planet! It's always a pleasure to hear from you about your journey to influence people and raise the awareness of air pollution. Conspicuously, the way you organizes the plant-for-the-planet program is getting better and better as the time passes. Keep up the good work!

    Wonhee Mentor

    Posted 20-08-2019 17:59

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Dharmendra,

    Thank you for your report! Thank you for doing good deeds and it is such as delight to see that you are actually influencing people around you to raise environmental awareness! Please continue with your initiative! :)

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 20-08-2019 00:58

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Well done Dharmendra. As usual, your environmental accolades are worth praise. You are spreading this to the schools and many more eco-warriors are joining. Keep up the spirit. Congratulations!
    Posted 16-08-2019 12:10

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