SUSTAINABLE LIFETYLES AND EDUCATION
BACKGROUND & RATIONALE
Young learners today grapple with a wide array of academic disciplines at school. These disciplines, no doubt, broaden the cognitive and academic horizons of the youth, but overlook several other aspects of learning. Critical issues related to the environment are often not emphasized upon or understood thoroughly. While this understanding may not be tested in important examinations, it is required to tackle the global environmental crisis we face today. This is where Brake-Even steps in and offers a profound yet fun way to develop environmental stewardship amongst young people.
Brake-Even is Swechha’s innovative short-term outreach programme for schools and other educational institutions eager to engage with issues related to the environment and citizenship.
KEY PROGRAM FEATURES
SHORT MODULES ON ENVIRONMENT
EXPOSURE VISITS & LEARNING JOURNEYS
Brake Even is our short-term 6-8 modules based outreach programme for schools and other institutions eager to engage with issues related to the environment, life skills and citizenship, as a way of creating awareness and ownership of our social and physical environment. As part of the programme, we conduct workshops on waste, water, land, energy, waste, air and urban greens, including general information on each theme, plus information on their context in Delhi. Each of these workshops follow four steps, these are: orientation, knowledge, experience and consolidation/action.
The programme has been implemented in more than 200 schools of Delhi and over 25 corporate houses and Institutions, such as Accenture, PwC, Nokia, Boston Consulting, etc. and has successfully engaged more than 500,000 individuals.
We are always looking for young and enthusiastic minds that can help us create the change along with being the change. Whatever your passion, we always have opportunities for you along with endless cups of Chai!
SOME OF OUR
“Attended the Air Pollution Workshop and learnt how to make a natural air-purifier.”
“We conducted a campaign on waste as a part of Brake Even and it was so much fun and learning.”
Pathways World School
“Water module taught us for the first time where our water comes from and how we waste it as a civilisation.”