WATERWISE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN OF INDIA
H2Ooooh! was truly a unique project! Aim of this project was to encourage Indian youngsters of ages 5 – 14 years, to creatively contribute to highlight global water issues and to help increase awareness about its limited availability, its sustainable use, its conservation, its exploitation to enable the students to share their own experiences and proposals for the protection of the environment.
This initiative was initially conceived in Italy, through the efforts and creativity of UNESCO – Vienna Office, Gruppo Alcuni and RAI Fiction (Italian National TV).
The programme was divided into two phases during the lock down period.
This whole programme was divided into two phases where 43 schools from all over India participated with the encouraging number of 17,414 students . The activities which kept the participation alive were videos in English (translated by UNESCO – New Delhi Office). Group discussions using DoWs (Drops of Water) videos &on various water-related topics . It ended with a quiz based on the videos .
E-certificate were issued to the all the participants .
Shortlisted candidates were invited to share their artwork which was analyzed for creativity by the experts . New animated films were made on the selected stories which were released on World Water Day – March 22, 2021.
The event was held at UNESCO Auditorium, New Delhi with Mr. Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director General - National Mission for Clean Ganga, MInistryof Jal Shakti, Govt. of India as the Chief Guest.
Mr. Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives and Sri Lanka welcomed other dignatories ,Principals,Teachers and children
Pari Gupta got the creative award certificate accompanied by a gold medal.
Jainit Sharma was awarded a Certificate of Excellence( National UN Information Test) (Supplementary) and a cash prize of Rs 1000/ ( via cheque) by the United Schools Oragnisation of India.
This programme was attended by our School Principal, Mrs Mithlesh Chaudhari and Science Co-ordinator Mrs Pritima Sharief attended the World Water Day Celebrations at UNESCO Auditorium, New Delhi