Tata Steel has launched ‘The Green School Project’ in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) for the West Bokaro and Jharia Division. Aimed at creating awareness and understanding about environment issues in school campuses in the operational areas of Tata Steel, TERI has been actively promoting environment awareness through classroom teaching and outdoor activities.
The project will encompass year-round activities related to environment in schools for 15 months where “Whole school” approach is being adopted with emphasis on students of Class 6 to 8 in the formal schools for capacity building initiatives. This is the second such launch by Tata Steel in its mining location. The first launch was at Joda in April 2017.
In the first phase, 10 schools have been identified for the project from Tata Steel’s areas of operations in Jharkhand and Odisha. From West Bokaro and Jharia Division, two schools, namely, Tata DAV Public School, Ghatotand and DAV Public School, Jamadoba have been identified for the project. In the second phase, the project envisions to increase the number of schools.
More than 200 school students and teachers from six schools from in and around West Bokaro and one school from Jharia participated in the event. A knowledge session for teachers and students was also conducted post launch followed by activities like model making and quiz competition. Prizes were given to students at the end of the programme. A skit on ‘Save Water’ by the students of Tata DAV Public School, Ghatotand was the show stealer of the event.