Asha Trust - Agashi Knowledge Initiative

Project Brief: Teachers' orientation and training on Environmental Education (EE) , Make them Green Teachers, Creating Resources for enabling education ecommunity to localize the contents and instructions
Project Type: Other (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Mumbai
Status: completed - things went wrong
Project Steward: Nikhil Jadhav
Project Partner(s): Vikas Vartak
Other Contacts: krishna Dake
Project Address: , Chawlpeth , Agashi,,Vasai ,
Stewarding Chapter: Mumbai
Jun 2010MumbaiUSD 2560

Total = $2560

*** Project has been closed in year 2010 ***

The project aims at creating the training & resource center for teachers to drive the environmental education efforts in the area. Vasai is rapidly urbanizing and Agashi is a typical village in Vasai facing the challenges of environment degradation. Center for Environmental Education's Pune Team is knowledge partnering with Asha to shape this initiative. Their expert team conducts the teachers' camps and trainings. Selected Teachers will further be enrolled in CEEs formal Green Teachers' Diploma, this is full correspondence course for one year.

The localization of content and resource creation is also being taken up as the central activity. Asha expects these motivated teachers to spread EE to students in each school.
1. To Train the teachers in EE and make them Green Teachers. In effect, impact the school children with Green ideas and activities.
2.Create Resources for EE and localize the course contents.
Asha Mumbai has partnered with Agashi Sanskar Kendra, local social group of very active citizens. The project will be handled by Asha Mumbai Team , Krishna (Full time volunteer supported by Asha) is running the day to day work along with local people and staff of Agashi Sanskar Kendra.Center for Environmental Education's Pune Team is partnering to train/orient the teachers as well as important members of educational community.

The organization is being built in form of social network of people driving these EE efforts.