Twenty Schools from different places from Ranchi town came together in an E – Waste Management Workshop organised to engage students on preventive environmental strategies like circular economy and inspiring them to take actions in their daily lives at DAV, Alok School here on Tuesday.
The workshop was orgranised under Karo Sambhav school programme, to honour principal partners’ (Apple, Dell, HP and Lenovo) commitment towards working for a sustainable environment.
Chief Guest of the programme Mayor Asha Lakra emphasized that such awareness programmes are very critical and ensure better place to live in. She assured that Ranchi Municipal corporation would organize a meeting to facilitate modalities for larger partnership with Change Alliance and Karo Sambhav in scale to keep better management of E-Waste in the city of Ranchi. Deputy Mayor Sanjeev Vijyavargiya extended his support to the E-waste management programme to keep the city clean and green. At the same time, he said that lack of awareness on the subject of e-waste has led to disaster and there is a string need for the youth to come up and join this movement. Johnson Topno, State Manager- Change Alliance emhasized the role of citizens responsibility towards better management of E-waste management and collectivization. He requested the Ranchi Municipal Corporation to partner in such initiatives by extending institutional support.
Principal – DAV Alok Pundag Askok Kumar, urged all the stakeholders especially schools to support and engage in sensitizing the citizens in their localities and families for effective management processes in partnership with Karo Sambhav initiatives for proper disposal of the E-waste materials.
The programme is aimed at creating awareness on critical environmental issues e.g. Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipments (WEEE), engaging students on preventive environmental strategies like circular economy, and inspiring them to take actions in their daily lives. The programme enables development of 21st century skills of collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, communication, ICT competencies and real-world problem solving, by deploying contemporary pedagogical practices in the classroom.
We have designed a curriculum which enables development of teacher’s competence and empowers them to achieve the above mentioned goals.