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[Ambassador report] 39 Children Stopped Talking and Started Planting

by Dharmendra Kapri | 13-02-2020 05:24 Comments 8 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

The Academy in Chatiya Farm, Uttarakhand took place on January 20, 2020. 39 children from 4 different schools were keenly waiting for the academy to start. The event was free-of-charge for all the attending children, aged from 09 to 13.


The Academy began with some welcoming words of Harshdev Punera and Dharmendra Kapri. Then the full attention of the children turned to the presentation “Now we children save the world!” given by Dharmendra Kapri. Complex topics, such as sources of CO2, global warming, photosynthesis, the climate crisis and global justice were presented in a suitable way for children. After the presentation, the participants had the chance to clarify their questions.

For the following part the children were divided into small groups, to learn about global distribution and global justice in the so called “World Game”. The children distributed tokens, sweets and balloons among the continents displayed on the world map. The three playing figures symbolize the world’s population, wealth and CO2 emissions respectively. After seeing the real life distribution of these resources, all children agreed that the distribution was unjust. Although only 5.5 percent of the population live in North America, they possess almost 30 percent of the world income and emit 20 percent of CO2 emissions. Therefore the children redistributed the sweets and balloons, in order to visualize how a fair distribution would look like and to keep in mind that everyone should have equal rights.



In order to take action and speak up for their future, the children need good presentation and speaking skills. Therefore the participants prepared and presented short passages from the opening presentation they had listened to in the morning. They gave each other feedback on how to improve their presentations in the future.



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



After a short lunch break, the children had the opportunity to take action for their future right away: They went to plant trees! In addition, they received information on how to plant trees, when to plant them and how to take care of them. In return, the participants were able to show off their newly gained knowledge about the role and importance of trees. In total they planted 09 trees. The children finished the planting event with a magnificent Stop Talking, Start Planting battle cry!




Back to academy a small group practiced the final presentation for the evening event and the rest of the children started the World Café. During this activity the participants were collecting ideas to the questions how to get the attention of the media, how to motivate adults, friends and classmates and how to organize a planting party. Afterwards the children gathered in their school groups and planned their own project, which they want to implement after the Academy.



After a long, productive, and enjoyable day, all 39 participants received their certificates from Miss Priyanka Chand, 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 the book 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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Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    I do hope everything is going well..

    Thank you so much for sharing your report!!
    Great job!!
    Keep writing and sharing your report!!

    Green cheers
    Jasmine karki
    Posted 13-03-2020 12:07

Susmita Horticulturist

  • Susmita Horticulturist says :
    Hello Dharmendra
    I hope you are doing wel
    Thank you so much for this report
    Posted 28-02-2020 11:13

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 39 Children Stopped Talking and Started Planting

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

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-02-2020 21:42

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello Dharmendra
    I hope you are doing well
    Good going
    Keep up with great reports
    Thank you so much for this report
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 17-02-2020 20:25

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Dharmendra

    I can see that the program is full of meaningful experiences!
    Participants were able to talk, think, and take actions for the environment being the part of the program. I give my big respect to you for organizing such a great program. And thank you for the great report!
    Posted 14-02-2020 23:56

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Dharmendra!
    It's Lisa your mentor.

    I really love your title it definitely shows how we should start acting and not just sit to talk about it in theories.
    I can see how you have guys done the job thanks to many photos:)
    You have shown a great example of how young person can engage in environmental issues :)
    I am sure that the kids were inspired by you!

    Great work and I am very proud of you!
    Posted 13-02-2020 23:48

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