Thursday, August 20, 2015

250 Green Teachers in training

A three-day training for 250 Green Teachers from various schools of the State by the ENVIS Centre at the Forest Department began today at the Forest Conference Hall in Gangtok. The training has been an ongoing initiative to strengthen and implement the National Green Corps Eco-Club programme being implemented in Sikkim since the year 2000.
The training is being conducted in batches of 100 Green Teachers from North and East District schools on the first day, a batch of 100 green teachers from South and West District schools on the second day and a batch of 50 green teachers selected from all districts on the third day, it is informed.
The first two days of training are focused on Solid Waste Management and Green School Auditing based on the Green Schools Programme for which resource persons from Centre for Science & Environment have been invited.
On the third day, the Earthian Schools Programme funded by Wipro Pvt. Ltd, will focus on water and biodiversity management in the schools.
The training programme is intended to help schools prepare students to understand current environmental challenges and build knowledge and skills through action oriented projects, explains the Forest Department Pr. Secretary –cum- PCCF, Dr. Thomas Chandy.

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