Over 6,300 students who collected over 300 kg of e-waste were felicitated as young eco-warriors of Chennai under the ‘Karo Sambhav School Programme.’ Several schools were recognized for different categories for the five-month-long programme that began on September 2019.
Karo Sambhav, a Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) has been engaging with students and teachers for implantation and development of e-management solutions. Since 2017, the organization has involved more than 8,05,200 students and over 5,000 teachers across 2,684 schools. Pranshu Singhal, Founder, Karo Sambhav said that it was wonderful to get such encouraging support from Chennai Schools. He also added that Karo Sambhav is building a cohesive e-waste management movement across India. Elite Matricultation School was awared for Maximum e-waste collection and Alpha School, CIT Nagar was awared the Certificate of Best Toolkit Execution. The Best Community outreach certificate was awarded to 14 schools including Elite Matriculation School, St.Anthony’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School and others.
“When we started with this programme, the name ‘karo sambhav’ was new. Students, and most of us didn’t understand what it meant. But now ‘Karo Sambhav’ is equivalent to e-waste management. Now all our students, parents and the nearby communities know about this programme as our students have reached out to all these stakeholders through various activities under the programme toolkit” said teachers who were involved in the programme.