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[Ambassador report] More Trees and Climate Justice Ambassadors for India's Future

by Dharmendra Kapri | 17-02-2020 07:10 Comments 8 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



On, January 30, 2020, altogether 70 students from 07 schools attended the academy in Government Upper Primary School, Uttarakhand, India.

 

Modules-

 

  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 and Harshdev Punera.  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.

 

 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 Chand and Harshdev Punera.

 

Lunch break and 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.

 

 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. Akeel. 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 13 trees (Azadirachta indica, Cassia fistula, Magnifera Indica, Indian Gooseberry, Psidium guajava) in just 50 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.

 

 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. 

 

 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 70 participants received their certificates from Miss Priyanka Chand and Dr. Seema Dhami, 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

Jasmine Karki

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

    Thank you so much for sharing your report..
    Was just awesome to go through it..

    Green cheers
    Regards
    Jasmine karki
    Posted 13-03-2020 00:38

Pawan Lamichhane

  • Pawan Lamichhane says :
    Hello Dharmendra
    I hope you are doing well. Keep shining

    Thank you so much for this report
    Regards
    Pawan
    Posted 09-03-2020 23:07

Susmita Horticulturist

  • Susmita Horticulturist says :
    Hello Dharmendra
    I hope you are doing wel
    Thank you so much for this report
    Regards
    Susmita
    Posted 28-02-2020 11:06

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Dharmendra

    I really like the way the program is organized.
    If a program is composed of only one activity, participants might feel boring. In contrast, your program is full of activities that those young children can actively participate.

    Thank you for organizing such fruitful program!
    Posted 20-02-2020 21:00

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Dharmendra!
    It's Lisa again:)

    I think it's amazing how you try out your project with different groups of young persons. You are doing a wonderful job and I just want to tell you that by continuing your job, you are not only fighting for climate justice but you are also contributing to the abolishment of educational disparities as well! Providing education to different people of the different region!

    Keep up your work!
    Posted 19-02-2020 00:33

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about More Trees and Climate Justice Ambassadors for India's Future. You having doing really great work and inspiration for many. keep making us proud.

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

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-02-2020 21:11

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello Dharmendra
    I hope you are doing well
    More trees and more justice to overall ecosystem
    Thank you so much for this report
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 17-02-2020 20:22

Muhammad Fajhriyadi

  • Muhammad Fajhriyadi says :
    Yor activites is so good, thanks for sharing it
    Posted 17-02-2020 10:50

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