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WWF India launches digital environment course for students and teachers

WWF-India Assam State Office in partnership with Elementary Education, Govt. of Assam had organized a virtual One Earth One Home State Training & Orientation Programme reently. Archita Baruah Bhattacharyya, Coordinator, WWF India AAPSO conducted the Training & Orientation Programme where more than 600 participants  from  Education department, Govt. of  Assam, SCERT, DIETs, SSA, DEE, DEEOs, IS, DMCs, SEBA, DPOs,BEEOs, BMCs, Principals & Educators took part from all districts of Assam.  Smti. Anuja Bhuyan, Deputy Secretary - Dept. of Elementary Education with her encouraging words appreciated efforts of WWF India, appealed the educators and officials to take this digital program to students of Assam during this pandemic times. SCERT Joint Director Dr. Sumona Roy was present on the occasion and Smt. Nandita Sarmah Sr.Lecturer Morigaon DIET and Nodal Officer of WWF Ek Prithvi shared her experience of Ek Prithvi programme and reiterated her support for OEOH. Video messages to Educators from Commissioner & Secretary Elementary Education Shri Pretom Saikia, SCERT – Director Assam Dr. Nirada Devi and PCCF & HoFF Assam Shri A M Singh were screened in National Educators Conference & State Orientation of OEOH respectively.

The One Earth One Home initiative launched by WWF India with the Living Planet Report 2020 highlighted the catastrophic environmental decline around the world and the need to inspire children to steer a change in their own lives by adopting pro-conservation attitudes and sustainable household practices towards a greener lifestyle.  Students from Class 1 - 8 from government or government-aided schools across the country will go through a well-guided digital journey ensuring that learning, wellness and actions go hand-in-hand.

The WWF India ‘One Earth One Home’ initiative will create an impact in more than 16 states and 2 Union Territories of India. It is being implemented in partnership with State Government Departments of 11 States and 1 Union Territory (Assam, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar) and 8 other partners, including the Smile Foundation and Million Sparks Foundation. District Education Officers, Chief Education Officers, Zonal Education, Block education officers have been engaged at all levels to percolate the information and resource material to all the teachers and students of the state.

The programme has been designed especially for government schools across the country and is aligned with multiple Sustainable Development Goals - primarily SDG 3: Good health & well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 6: Clean water & Sanitation, SDG 11: Sustainable cities & communities, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption & production and SDG 13: Climate Action. The resources are available in 10 languages– English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam, for teachers and students on the Ministry of Education DIKSHA portal and few of the state digital education platforms.

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