Education Partners for Oye Ambala

Waste Warriors are the Educational partners for the Oye Ambala program and our mission is to reach out to 87 schools in Ambala.

The aim of Oye! Ambala, an initiative by the Ambala Municipal Corporation is to promote and encourage segregation of waste at source, with a target of achieving 30% segregation across the city in a 90 day period.

As part of the Educational aspect of the program, Waste Warriors has conducted 6 Teacher-Training sessions with 97 schools participating.

On the 25th July, Prabhot Singh, Deputy Commissioner and Gagandeep Singh, Joint Commissioner graced the event with their presence to briefly address the teachers, requesting their full support and giving positive feedback on the educational handbooks being provided to teachers.

We have bought in Neha Sachdeva, an experienced teacher and freelance Teacher Trainer as the Education Manager for the program. Educational Assistants have been assigned to all of the schools to help them set up waste management systems in their school premises and assist them to conduct community based activities, such as clean-up drives, skits, street plays, wall murals etc. The Waste Warriors team led by Neha, consists of Ankita, Garima, Baneet, Avinash and Nikship who will be starting to visit schools on 31st August.

The team accompanied by Gautam, a Waste Warriors intern recently spent a week visiting schools and encouraging them to sign up to the program.

Behind the scenes, working around the clock to ensure that everything is ready for the program are Shraddha, Jodie and Kushal. Shraddha and Jodie have been adapting and preparing content and coordinating the Hindi translation of the toolkits. Kushal has had the challenge of putting it all together and designing it. Thanks to WasteLess we already had a basic design theme in addition to the core toolkits which has been a huge help. A real team effort all round.