• Dr.Vikhe Patil Foundation

Second Cluster Workshop for Sustainability

On 7th January 2015 under the aegis of Project SEARCH (Sensitization, Education and Awareness on Recycling for a Cleaner Habitat) TERI organized a workshop at DES Secondary School, Pune.

Thirteen students of Std. VII and Mrs. Gambhir attended the workshop. After the registration the workshop began with the Welcome Address by the Principal of DES Secondary School, Mrs. Sujata Naidu. There was an inaugural Address by Mr. S. K. Kanitkar, the Council Member of Deccan Education Society. He spoke about the need of the time of the Waste Management Problem. After this Ms. Pallavi Barua, Research Associate, TERI explained the programme for the workshop and reviewed the Project SEARCH.

In the beginning there was an interactive session on Social Entrepreneurship. With this the students understood the concept of Social Entrepreneurship.

After this a film was screened titled ‘Bamboo Boys’ followed by the activity based on the film. The film was really wonderful where students understood the importance of how one can be enterprising as well as use of locally grown material which was used to build the library and how the boys in the film overcame the difficulties with the qualities they used like perseverance and hard work with a lot of consistency and use of team work etc.

Mr. Kiran Patwardhan spoke on ‘Wealth from Waste’ which was very interesting.

Ms. Rashi Goel, founder, Green Ok Please gave the presentation on ‘Business with a cause’.

The ‘Vasudhara Team’ of Vidya Valley School gave the presentation on the product they are making from old tyres.

Ms. Samiksha Rane, Research Associate of TERI spoke on ‘More from Project SEARCH’.

After this the students of Delhi Public School, Pune gave the presentation on the activities which they do in the school which is for the betterment of the society.

At the end there was a feedback form which was filled by one and all followed by the refreshments.

Our students also got an opportunity to observe the wonderful Terrace Garden of DES School.

In all 150 students, teachers from twelve schools participated in the workshop.

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