Karo Sambhav, a tech-enabled Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) organised a felicitation ceremony at Mount Litera Zee School, Vasco. The event was organised in conjunction with the successful culmination of the four month-long school programme aimed at building awareness and inspiring students towards recycling of e-waste.
Designed for students from classes five to 10, the programme was carried out at 20 schools in Goa. During the felicitation ceremony students, teachers and schools were awarded under various categories. Rosary High School, Navelim was honoured for collecting maximum e-waste amounting to a volume of 70 kilogram; Vidya Mandir High School and Rosary High School were awarded for the best toolkit execution; Vidya Mandir High School won the title for ‘Best Community Outreach Programme’. Student of Vidya Mandir High School, Sulakshana Gadekar was awarded ‘Best social media drive by teacher’ and ‘Best toolkit execution by teacher’.
Talking about the success of this programme founder, Karo Sambhav Pranshu Singhal said: “We are building a cohesive e-waste movement across India. We envision to drive a long-term behavioural change with respect to critical environmental issues through Karo Sambhav School Programme.”
The aim of the programme was to create awareness among students on critical environmental issues like waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), preventive environmental strategies, and inspiring them to take actions in their daily lives. Other partners of the programme include Xiaomi, M-Tech, Savex, Supertron, Inflow and HMD.
Awards were presented based on continuous field visits and communication established with the participating schools by execution partner of Karo Sambhav in Goa, Juana Technologies.