WaterAid Pakistan has launched its Clean Green School Programme (CGSP) in Islamabad in collaboration with Federal Directorate of Education and Ministry of Climate change as part of Clean Green Pakistan Movement.
CGSP aims at focusing on action-based learning at schools on climate literacy and environmental education in creative and meaningful ways.
What is the programme?
The Clean Green School Programme is a part of the Prime Minister’s Clean Green Pakistan Movement (CGPM) that focuses on action-based learning in schools on climate literacy and environmental education through creative and meaningful ways. The programme has developed a comprehensive, activity-based and child-friendly curricula on climate and environmental education. The students are learning behaviours and practical skills to reduce their environmental footprint, actively promote and encourage environmentally-friendly practices and prepare to minimise risks at the time of a disaster or emergency.
Why are we doing it?
This programme endeavours to extend learning beyond the classroom to develop responsible attitudes and commitment, both at home and in the broader community that are aligned with the CGPM. Transforming schools into spaces for creative thinking, a source of inspiration, and a starting point for developing a sense of awareness and responsibility.
The journey to that goal begins with educating students in a healthy and interactive environment. As the world grows older and the population increases, it is essential that communities pull together to recognise the importance of sustainability and are proactive in combatting climate change and environmental degradation due to human and industrial activities. The environment that a child grows up in heavily impacts their attitude, beliefs and outlook for the rest of their life, not to mention the effect it has on the planet in turn.
How are we doing it?
The programme activities begin with a support package for the teachers in bringing the issues to the forefront of their lessons and impart action-oriented learning on climate change, water conservation, solid waste management, hygiene, toilets management and tree plantation using behaviour change communication approaches.
Who are we doing it with?
WaterAid Pakistan has teamed up with Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and Ministry of Climate Change (MOCC) to launch the Clean Green School Programme as part of the Clean Green Pakistan Movement (CGPM). The programme includes inculcating all themes of CGPM to the students of 423 schools and colleges under FDE in Islamabad Capital Territory.
Clean Green School Programme launched
by Siddiq Ahmed Khan, Country Director WaterAid and Malik Amin Aslam, Advisor to PM on Climate Change in November 2019 in a school in Islamabad.
Clean and Green Pakistan for future generations
It is the right of every child to sustain healthy lives – a clean environment to live in, clean air to breathe, clean water to drink and healthy food to eat. There is no doubt now that climate change has the potential to undermine all of these basic rights and indeed most of the gains made in child survival and development over the past 30 years. There is perhaps no greater threat facing the rights of the next generation of children than climate change and environmental degradation.
When Pakistan will turn 100 years old country in 2047, the world is likely to cross the 1.5°C threshold when our children will be in their twenties and thirties. The consequences of a changing climate would impact humans, economic growth and food availability even further.