The ‘Create to Inspire School Program’ is an initiative by Microsoft and GIZ. In partnership with Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in Ahmedabad, the programme was launched in 2013 and now has reached to 120 schools. The programme has provided a platform for teachers and students to develop and use creative skills to build environmental action projects that initiate behavioral changes in the society on Sustainable Consumption.

CEE is announcing the phase II of the programme wherein teachers from existing participating schools will be trained on areas such as using Microsoft toolkit with EDTAS (Explore, Discover, Think, Act, Share) pedagogy, importance of documentation, evaluation of programme and report writing skills. The themes for the project will be Energy, Water, Biodiversity, E-waste and Transportation. The timeline of action project will be from 1st July 2015 to 1st October (last submission date of report) with a felicitation event in October 2015.

The main objectives of the project are

•    Create an environmental movement in schools with “Teachers” as front runners 
•    Build a networked active group of competent teachers who build capacity of students on sustainable consumption
•    Equip teachers with the right tools and medium for strengthening the ethos of environment, sustainability and E-waste management in schools 
•    Engage with the teachers through enriching and innovative methodologies
•    Setting a platform for effective outreach to students


Create to Inspire’ felicitation was organized on 27th October 2015 at Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad to felicitate teachers and schools for their exemplary work. The programme which has engaged 135 schools in Ahmedabad saw enthusiastic participation from over 40 schools. Schools and teachers who have won the awards are,

1.    School which has collected highest amount of E-Waste

•    Anand Niketan School, Shilaj
•    St Kabir School, Drive-in New
•    Lioness Karnavati Hindi Madhyamik Shala
•    St Kabir School , Naranpura
•    Mahatma Gandhi International School

2.    Best implementation of Toolkit

•    Anand Niketan School, Shilaj
•    Lioness Karnavati Hindi Madhyamik Shala
•    H. B. Kapadia School , Prernatirth

3.    Best Community Outreach campaign

•    Cosmos Castle International School
•    St Kabir School, Navrangpura
•    St Kabir School, Naranpura
•    St Kabir School, Drive in Old
•    St Kabir School, Drive in New
•    Maharaja Agrasen School

4.    Use of creative means for implementation of toolkit

•    Lioness Karnavati Hindi Madhyamik Shala
•    Rachana School
•    Ahmedabad International School
 

5.    Best sharing of work done on Social Media

•    Cosmos Castle International School
•    St Kabir School, Naranpura
•    St Kabir School, Drive in Old
•    The New H. B. Kapadia School, Memnagar
•    Lioness Karnavati Hindi Madhyamik Shala

6.    Best implementation of Toolkit & Maximum reporting of Activities

•    St Kabir School, Navrangpura
•    St Kabir School, Drive in Old

7.    Use of creative means for implementation of toolkit & Maximum reporting of Activities

•    St Kabir School, Naranpura
•    Cosmos Castle International School

8.    Most Sustainable School

•    St Kabir School, Naranpura
•    St Kabir School, Navrangoura
•    Mahatma Gandhi International School
•    Rachana School
•    Cosmos Castle International School

9.    Exemplary Teacher

•    Rati Agarwal, Rachana School
•    Vishakha Shiva, Ahmedabad International School
•    Shital Parmar, St Kabir School, Drive in Old
•    Deepa Hirandani, St Kabir School, Navrangpura
•    Anita Shah, Mahatma Gandhi International School
•    Pravina Solanki, Lioness Karnavati Hindi Madhyamik Shala
•    Deepa Prashar, St Kabir School, Drive in Old

 


 

Case Study from various Schools

Demonstrating Clay Model of Ganesha on Happy Streets (St.Kabir Naranpura)

‘The future will either be green or not at all’, ‘the earth is what we all have in common’ with this thought and slogans students of St. Kabir Naranpura went to ‘Happy streets’ of Ahmedabad to demonstrate how to make clay model of lord Ganesha. Students gathered and invited people to learn the art of clay modeling. Students explained step by step and made them understand how to assemble the body parts. Apart from that encouraged people to use clay Ganesha instead of POP models with the reasons and harms of using it.


 

Friendship day with Trees (LKMH School, Ahmedabad)

imPeople all around the world celebrate their friendship day by exchanging gifts or tying colorful friendship bands on each others wrists. There is a saying that trees are our best friends then ‘why we shouldn’t celebrate friendship day with these best friends?’ With this in mind LKMH School in Ahmedabad celebrated ‘Friendship day with Trees’ wherein they tied friendship belt to the trees. To celebrate friendship day with trees, 30 students from the school went to the nearby forest. A student quoted that ‘everyone should make efforts to help preserve nature and reduce the harmful impact of human activities on the environment’. The students believe that plants are true friends of humans and also the true source of human sustenance.

 


Water literacy awareness drive to the municipal schools (CCIS School, Ahmedabad)

With the mindset of ‘Sharing while learning’, Students of Cosmos Castle International School went for the water literacy awareness drive to the Makarba Municipal School. Students went and made sure that taps are not leaking in their school and tried to know about the existing knowledge. CCIS students made them understand about different strategies they can adopt to save water. Apart from that they elaborated how water comes to their school and different sources of water

 


 

 

Save Electricity –Street Play (St. Kabir Naranpura, Ahmedabad)

‘Public interaction is possibly the best way to put your thought in action’ with the acceptance of this thought, Students of St. Kabir organized a street play on ‘Save Electricity’. The main aim of this play was to create awareness for judicious use of energy and to encourage them to stop the wastage of electricity. Students gathered at the happy streets with loud slogans and drum beats. They reminded people about our rich heritage and our duty towards sustainability. They also motivated people to take small actions to save electricity and use it wisely and judiciously.

 


 


   

Location of the Lead Schools

 


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Toolkits

English / HIndi / Gujarati

 

Download Criteria for Awards

Create to Inspire award

English / Gujarati

Exemplery Teacher

English / Gujarati

Sustainable School

English / Gujarati

 


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