GUWAHATI, Oct 26: The One Planet Academy, a digital portal was launched at Royal Global School here on Wednesday as a part of WWF-India’s initiative in partnership with Capgeminito create awareness about the environment and to educate students and citizens through an interactive manner.
Leveraging the affinity of today’s learners towards technology, the website focuses on various environmental themes and is a digital hub for schools, teachers and students that brings under its ambit a digital training and resource centre. One Planet Academy is the first of its kind digital hub for environment education for schools, teachers, students and citizens.
The OPA is designed to be a one stop destition for engaging not just students and teachers but also citizens to adopt green practices such that the environment isn’t harmed and indulge in sustaible practices.
The website encourages schools to adopt green practices, offers project and activity ideas for the teachers, along with online training courses, and houses games, comics, interactive maps etc, for the students. The OPA, launched as a middle school programme in its first phase, will address these issues and make it a more hands-on and action oriented experience, inspiring children to think about issues around them and make responsible choices in their daily lives.
Speaking on the occasion, Preetam Saikia, Commissioner and Secretary, State Elementary Education said on the impending crisis that people have to face due to the disastrous damage caused to the environment and imbalance in the food chain. He also spoke about the need of shifting to sustaible living and encouraged minimizing waste. Saikia emphasized the importance of Environmental Education as a major subject of today’s education system.
Teachers and students from 15 schools of Guwahati besides several other dignitaries participated in the launch function. Towards the end of the programme, all the guests took a pledge to show their solidarity with WWF-India in protecting our planet.