Waste Warriors is a proud partner of Films For Change; a highly interactive program designed by TVE (Television Trust For The Environment) with support from Nokia and ATF. The concept of the program is to sensitize and prepare youth for local action using environmental based movies as a medium.
The project addresses problems such as low level of environmental awareness in Indian society and the absence of a platform to engage and initiate the change. The program encourages youth to come forward to discuss and take actions against environmental issues, ultimately becoming an active citizen of society. In the first phase of program our team visited Aadhunik school in Dharamsala and did three screenings for classes 8, 9 & 10 on 27th, 28th and 31st of March. The response was tremendous. Our team was amazed to know the level of knowledge kids have about environmental issues and the initiative they have taken to tackle that.
On the 1st April, we had an interactive session with MBA wing of Dharamsala College where we talked about how recycling industry is affecting Indian economy. In Law College the topic of discussion revolved around waste issues in the community and what steps should be taken. Later the documentary Pulp Aid was screened and students were shocked to know that India imports waste from abroad.
Overall the whole program was interactive, insightful and a chance for the youth to discuss problems and initiate change.
We thank Nokia, TVE and ATF for giving us the opportunity to be part of the program. Our sincere thanks goes to the school/college management who allowed us to conduct the program and our volunteers Atreya, Siddharth and Sukriti who made us proud by helping in all possible ways. The event was a success, thanks to the efforts you’ll put in. You all ROCK!!