Capacity Building Workshop on Green Schools Programme– ENVIS Sikkim

On September 15th and 16th, 2022, the ENVIS Hub at the Forest and Environment Department, Government of Sikkim, organised a two-day green teacher capacity development workshop for 160 schools in the State at Sidkeong Tulku Forest Conference Hall, Deoarli, Gangtok. The activity was held to commemorate World Ozone Day (September 16) and as part of an ongoing effort to boost the state's implementation of the National Green Corps School Eco-Club initiative. 

On the first day, 80 teachers from Mangan, Gangtok, and Pakyong Districts attended the training, followed by another 80 teachers from Namchi, Soreng, and Gyalshing Districts on the second day. The curriculum was based on green school audits, with an emphasis on the difficulties of solid waste management, sustainable development, and climate change. Ms. Tushita Rawat and Mr. Neeraj Kumar, both from CSE New Delhi, led the sessions.

The programme was designed to help eco-clubs create an effective environmental management system at their schools through action-oriented initiatives. Following the successful completion of the environmental audit, CSE will assess schools in the following GSP Audit based on their resource-efficient measures. The participating schools will also sign up for the National and State Green Schools competition programmes for the 2022-23 school year. It should also be noted that numerous Sikkim schools have already been named among the top ten green schools in the country by CSE based on this programme.

Shri B.B. Gurung, IFS, Director (ENVIS), Cum Nodal Officer (NGC-Sikkim), Smt Kusum Gurung, Joint Director (ENVIS), and other department executives attended the inaugural session. Shri Rajen Pradhan, Senior Programme Officer, oversaw the occasion (ENVIS).

(Picture: Group photo of participating teachers from Namchi, Soreng and Gyalshing districts on Day2 - 16.09.2022)

For further details and queries, please contact: 

Neeraj Kumar
Deputy Programme Manager
Environment Education Unit