The Sustainable School Project is a circular economy model that provides facilities to children and trains them to live a sustainable lifestyle.
Lack of cleanliness in the localities
The children in the slums are exposed to garbage and places that lack hygiene. This results in them falling sick. The lack of basic facilities like clean drinking water and unavailability of desks and benches in their school adds on to the risk to their health.
This Sustainable School Project helps in cleaning of the local ecosystem whilst generating revenue to provide these kids with all the basic necessities.
Earth5R volunteer training the children about waste management
This project makes the children the environmental leaders and encourages them to take the responsibility on their own shoulders.
The Earth5R team teaches these kids, the basics of waste management and how to segregate waste. They also learn how to make their own eco-brick garden and composting units.
The team is also training the local families and community about waste management and the nearby water bodies are also being cleaned. The plastic waste collected from the clean-up will be recycled to create benches, bags for the students.
Earth5R using fun ways to engage the children
Some of the children reported that their parents were refraining from the waste segregation and were unaware of the formal waste management system.
The kids then convinced their parents and informed them about how they will all benefit from taking action as the children will be provided with better facilities.
That is when the adults realised the importance of waste segregation and motivated those around them and encouraged other grown-ups to take action, as they are aware of the positive impact these actions will have on their life and their children.
The collaboration of the kids and adults truly adds to the success of this project.
Roof-top solar panel systems will be installed in the schools and will not only provide a steady source of electricity, it will also help in generating revenue that will be used for building up the future of these children.
The Earth5R team is receiving huge participation from the children and the local community and the response is very positive.
The Sustainable School Project is a step towards saving the environment whilst improving lives and building the future.
Earth5R is an environmental organization from India with its head office at Mumbai. It works with the NGO sector, Companies and helps them conduct environmental Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs across India.
– Reported by Aishani Raghav, edited by Riya Dani