Organisation of Aware Saviours In Society

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Phase 2 of Project 'Let's Deal With E-Waste' Commences With a Bang

Students from 20 shortlisted schools are now undergoing intensive training on what is e-waste, why it is hazardous, what is the current scenario and what can be the future. A 7-member team from OASIS team is visiting schools to train 50 students from each shortlisted school. Students will participate in intra-school contests like Art out of E-Waste, Dance and Drama, Presentations. They will also continue conducting awareness activities and e-waste collection.

The session begin with a video, moves on to a training PPT followed by an interaction session. At the end of each session, all students receive a kit containing a T-shirt, DVD, poster and their activity sheet.

Read on to find out more about the student’s response to the Training sessions and catch a few glimpses in the form of photographs


1.Rizvi Springfield High School

Date of session: 16th September
Students received the session enthusiastically. They were amazed and excited with this whole project and very much wanted to be a part of it. In fact, the session concluded with a medley of patriotic songs which saw all the students dance their heart out.

Glimpses from the session:



2.St. Teresa's Convent High School

Date of session: 22nd September
Students of St. Teresa had lots of questions about E-waste and its impact. The principal of the school commented that the activity had a good impact on the students and that they were the right target audience. She gave an example that one day when she was discussing discarding a gadget from  her office, a young student of the school advised her not to simply throw it away as it was wrong to do so! 

Glimpses from the session:

 

3.National Girl’s High School

Date of session: 22nd September
Having been motivated during Phase 1 of the project, students of National Girl’s High School had completed their outreach work in just 3 days. A teacher beautifully recited a few poetic lines in Urdu during the session, which described how first the world was a beautiful space with open spaces, fresh air, greenery everywhere but today due to man’s own greed, we have destroyed our environment. She then added that this is why we need to step in and take efforts to restore what we have destroyed and one of those steps is the elimination of e-waste.

Glimpses from the session:

 

4.Bandra Hindu Association

Date of session: 24th September
An enthusiastic, singing participation from students made the training session an exciting one. The students particularly enjoyed the video of the watch dance-music-skit piece, and would sing along whenever a song played introducing the different aspects of E-waste.

Glimpses from the session:

 

5.I.E.S. New English School

Date of session: 24th September
The session with the students of I.E.S New English School was interesting as the principal of the school was highly involved. She found the session to be engrossing and attended the entire event.

Glimpses from the session:

 

6.St. Stanislaus High School

Date of session: 26th September
Students of St. Stanislaus were most fascinated by Gandhiji and his message – “The earth has enough for everybody’s need but not for everyone’s greed. Aj iss consumerism ne e-waste naam ke monster ko janam diya hai, jisko tackle sirf aaj ke teachers aur aap jaise pyaare bacche hi kar sakte hai. humne naara lagaya tha ‘angrezo bharat chodo’, aapka naara hona chahiye ‘e-waste bharat chodo’.”

Glimpses from the session:


 

7.Anjuman I Islam's - Dr. M.I.J Girls High School & JC

Date of session: 26th September
A highly engaged and interactive session made the session at Anjuman a very lively one. Both students and teachers were very motivated to start work and even win the prizes. They were inquisitive about the organisation, its activities, this project and future plans.

Glimpses from the session:

 

8.Vakola English School

Date of session: 26th September
The session was very lively and entertaining because of the infectious energy of the students. The enthusiastic bunch of students was all ready to begin work on the project and asked many doubts regarding their roles. The Principal and staff were very welcoming and co-operative. Students were most fascinated and thrilled about getting dressed as Gandhis for the finale event and claimed that they were looking forward to meeting our team again.

Glimpses from the session:



9.St. Mary’s High School

Date of session: 30th September
The students and teacher were determined to win and had begun with their preparations and planning. The students proudly showed off the attractive posters they had prepared to use during the project. They wholeheartedly cheered for the OASIS team and the e-waste project while demonstrating their special ‘rain and fire claps’.
Glimpses from the session:

 

10.Guru Nanak High School

Date of session: 30th September
The students found the session to be very entertaining and engrossing. They were most surprised to learn the fact that hardly 12.5% of the e-waste brought into Asia is disposed or recycled in the appropriate manner. They felt very strongly about the problem of e-waste and were eager to work on the project and do their bit for the society and the environment.
Glimpses from the session:

 

11.S. S. Sahney High School

Date of session: 1st October
Students were very eager and concerned about the problem of e-waste and cleared many doubts related to the concept. The Principal was very enthusiastic and supportive of their efforts and gave all credits of the impressive work done during phase 1 entirely to the students, and trusted that her students would make her proud in phase 2 as well. The students were most excited to receive the educational kit and immediately began going through its contents animatedly.

Glimpses from the session:

 

12.I.E.S. Manik Vidyamandir

Date of session: 5th October
The young and spirited students displayed their determination to be the best. The team had a fun time answering the various doubts of the students and teachers regarding each and every detail of phase 2. The students said that though there was a lot of work involved in phase 2 but they would do their best.
Glimpses from the session:

 

13.Sacred Heart Boy’s High School

Date of session: 3rd October
The students were pumped up after the session and motivated to give their best in order to win. They immediately began planning about the places they could approach in order to collect e-waste. The co-ordinating teacher, Mrs. Christabel, remarked that during phase 1, they were able to collect nearly 200kgs of e-waste from one house itself, so if they expand their boundaries for outreach they could reach out and collect much more e-waste from similar people who just recklessly end up hoarding such e-waste.
Glimpses from the session:


14.Rev. C.F. Andrew’s High School

Date of session: 5th October
The students listened keenly and attentively as the trainers told them about the harms of e-waste on the environment and on humans. They especially enjoyed the amusing ‘watch video’, which spoke of the harmful effects of the elements in a watch with the help of song and dance. They were also happy to get the educational kit and began reading the booklet as soon as they received the kit.
Glimpses from the session:

 

15.Auxilium Convent High School

Date of session: 6th October
The team addressed the young members of the Eco-Club during the session, thus sowing the seeds of awareness in the minds of the little ones as well. The students really liked the character of Gandhi in the skit put up by the team and happily posed for photos around him and cheered as he waved out to them. In order to show their excitement and willingness to join the squad in the fight against e-waste, the girls enthusiastically joined the OASIS team in reciting ‘E-waste Elimination Squad- Let’s deal with e-waste’.
Glimpses from the session:

 

16.Rose Manor High School

Date of session: 8th October
During the session, the students were attentive and cleared their doubts related to e-waste with our trainers. The Principal and other teachers were also curious regarding the project and addressed many of their doubts with the team.
Glimpses from the session:

 

17.St. Joseph’s High School

Date of session: 9th October
The girls happily came forward at the end of the session and danced enthusiastically to the patriotic medley. They all agreed that the session had been very informative for them and also told about their own group whom they had named ‘E-chargers’, who met every week to discuss about the problems, solutions and progress being made in the e-waste project. The Principal too attended the session and appreciated the efforts of the OASIS team.
Glimpses from the session:

 

18.Podar International SSC

Date of session: 9th October
The session was attended by Ms. Poonam from Sony Music India and the Project Head, Ms. Rajni Patil, and they appreciated the work of the OASIS team and encouraged the students to work zealously for the project. The students said they found the session to be very enlightening, as during phase 1 they did not know a lot about the problem of e-waste but now were clear on the topic and would be able to create proper awareness in the society.
Glimpses from the session:

 

19.Purushottam High School

Date of session: 10th October
The students enjoyed the act put up by the team at the beginning of the session, especially the part played by our Gandhiji. They listened in rapt attention to the trainers as they spoke on the problem of e-waste and explained the role of the 50 Brigadiers. After clearing all their doubts, they energetically joined the team in dancing to the patriotic medley and even requested our Gandhiji to dance with them. The teacher-in-charge later commented that the students were excitedly looking forward to our session and it was the first time she had seen full attendance from the students for an extra session on a holiday!
Glimpses from the session:

 

20.Mount Mary High School

Date of session: 14th October
The girls keenly listened to the trainers and promised that they would always remember the 4 R’s- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover and also propagate this message in the society. The students also had fun dancing and cheering during the patriotic medley. The teacher-in charge also appreciated the unique session and the ability of the team in retained the student’s attention from the beginning to the end of the session.
Glimpses from the session: