CEE partnered with CES for reaching out to the DIMCs and Eco Club Teachers for participating in the training program. It was conducted at Goutam Buddha Sanskruti Bhawan from 18 th -20 th March and at N. C. High School from 21 st -23 rd March 2016 in Jaipur.
The three day module focused on Knowledge on EE and ESD. What, Why and How? Approaches of Environmental Education, approach of Project Based Learning (PBL) and developing an action plan for schools in the format developed (Annexure-1) based on their learning from the training program. Introduction to the Paryavaran Mitra program took place. These action plans were put up in an exhibition and feedback was provided. Three best action plans were recognized and awarded in the valedictory session. The teachers were provided with the resource handbook developed and a souvenir developed as part of the program along with the training kit.
The inaugural session was initiated by Mr. Prafulla Nayak, the Master Trainer and Secretary of Dist. Environment Society, Jajpur. Mr. Dillip Kumar Sahoo, Group Head (CSR) of TATA Power, announced the intention of TATA Power and IEL to have a joint monitoring committee of TATA Power, IEL, CEE, CES and District Administration to monitor the action taken up by the participant schools in the coming year and find a way to support these initiatives. Mr. Vijant Ranjan, CEO of IEL, Mr. Achatrya, PD of DRDA, Jajpur and Dr. Sailabala Padhi, Director of CES also addressed the gathering.
The Chief Guest, Mr. Satya Kumar Mallik, District Collector and DIMC Chairman, Jajpur, praised the role of the eco clubs and the teachers in triggering the environmental awareness and appreciated the role of TATA Power, IEL and CEE for organizing this training program which is a good initiative for the district.
The Paryavaran Mitra Teachers Handbook was launched by the guests. CEE team included Mr. Bijoy Shankar Goswami, Ms. Priyanka Sinsinwar and Mr. Sandeep Tamboli from Raipur.
117 teachers from 110 schools and 104 teachers from 97 schools respectively attended the training program at Jajpur. The valediction ceremony was attended by Mr. Pravat Mohan Das, Nodal Officer of NGC Program in Odisha who appreciated the teachers for their support and wished all the action plans developed are converted in to actions.