Making students aware
City-based Centre for Innovation
in Science and Social Action (CISSA) on Tuesday kicked off an initiative to
create awareness and sensitise school students to better management of e-waste.
As part of the programme, a studentsâ sensitisation programme on managing
e-waste was held at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom. An interactive programme
sensitised students about the need to manage e-waste and also explored means to
The initiative is part of New
Delhi-based Toxics Linkâs efforts aimed at âeducating the youth of India and
school children regarding environment, especially e-waste recycling issuesâ.
CISSA is the designated organising partner for the programme in Kerala.
According to C Suresh Kumar,
general secretary, CISSA, âThe main objective of the programme is to work
towards better management of e-waste in the country, create awareness and
promote safer responsible handling, recycling and disposal. The student and
youth groups are seen as effective change makers and can influence the family
behaviour and hence are a key entry point for e-waste management.â
The classes were handled by
Priti Mahesh, senior programme co-ordinator, Toxics Link; S Neerada, principal,
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom; Rani, vice-principal; G Pramod, representative of
Earth Sense Recycle Pvt Ltd; C Suresh Kumar and K G Ajit.
As part of the awareness
programme, Toxics Link and CISSA are planning an awareness campaign in 50
schools in Thiruvananthapuram district in July-August.
As part of the programme,
e-waste bins will be installed in these schoolsÂ which will later be
collected and recycled. The organisers have entered into an agreement with
Earth Sense Recycle Pvt Ltd , an e-waste recycler in the state, to take all
e-waste collected in this way for recycling.
CISSA would add 100 more schools
in the initiative in the second phase, which would begin in the next three