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[Ambassador report] 76 New Ambassadors to fight for Climate Justice!

by Dharmendra Kapri | 18-08-2019 16:39 Comments 8 Comments recommendations 1 recommendations



Plant-for-the-Planet Academy takes place in Charubeta, India, 22-07-2019.



Altogether 76 students from 08 schools attended the academy in Government Higher Secondary School, Charubeta, India.




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 crisis, climate change 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.

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2: 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.

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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 Priyanka Chand 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.

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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. Ashok Mehta. 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 NSS members.

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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.

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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.

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7: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 76 participants received their certificates from Mr. Rohit Bisht and Mr. Diwakar Pandey, 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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8 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Dharmedra

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about New Ambassadors to fight for Climate Justice. You have been really doing great with the new ambassadors :)


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

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 20-08-2019 22:25

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Dharmendra!

    This is such a great initiative! Your passion for the environment always surprises me ! In particular, you always do your best to make children aware of climate change and make them realize the importance of planting trees. Keep up the good work! :)

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 20-08-2019 22:18

Sunmoon  Jyakhwa

  • Sunmoon Jyakhwa says :
    really a great work involving the children in awareness session about environment conservation...
    Posted 19-08-2019 21:59

Fayaz Muhammad

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Dharmendra! Excellent program! I am sure that such an event will leave a deep mark in the soul of every child who participated in it.
    Posted 19-08-2019 05:04

Dibya Bhatta

  • Dibya Bhatta says :
    inspirational program!!
    Posted 19-08-2019 00:10

Harshdev Punera

  • Harshdev Punera says :
    Hello Dharmendra Mama,

    I really admire your dedication towards these environmental awareness programs. Your environmental works are contagious and you're an inspiration to many of us. I am looking forward to collaborate with you in your future academies. Keep up the good work and keep inspiring us.
    Posted 18-08-2019 23:25

Nishan kc

  • Nishan kc says :
    @Dharmendra, such a great program. Thank you for your great work towards the environment by engaging so many young and energetic children.

    Posted 18-08-2019 19:51

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