Equip kids to fight climate change
Focus: Children and Youth, Environment
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Help children take action to save their futures
Rampant deforestation and urbanisation have wreaked havoc in Uttarakhand's weather patterns and caused rising temperatures. Children are the innocent sufferers of poor air quality, contaminated water and extreme heat. If awareness about the impact of climate-altering actions of their parents' generation are denied to them, children will not be equipped to halt or reverse the damage and build sustainable lifestyles to protect their futures.WHY IN UTTARAKHAND?
Uttarakhand is highly vulnerable to climate change due to its geographic location and its communities’ dependency on climate-sensitive sectors like agriculture, forestry, tourism and animal husbandry. Rapid infrastructure development has led to increased forest clearance and large scale dumping of garbage into rivers. It is imperative to bring these environment dangers to the attention of children, so they can find ways to address them.
Climate change education increases the adaptive capacity of children and their communities, helps to foster environmental stewardship, and develops children’s capacity to be agents of change and active citizens.
There may be no greater, growing threat facing the world’s children – and their children – than climate change. This mounting global crisis has the potential to undermine many of the gains we have made in child survival and development.
My government has failed to take steps to regulate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are causing extreme climate conditions. This will impact both me and future generations.
It’s not fair for one generation to deplete and use up the resources that all generations depend upon for survival, for life, for happiness. The climate crisis is unjust because of what we’re leaving to future generations if we don’t reverse course.
The project will be implemented in four villages of Vikasnagar block of Dehradun, by about 800 children in bal sangathans (children’s groups). They will map villages, their risks and identify vulnerable places for disaster risk reduction and take action – tree plantation, practising wise use of natural resources, mock drills and first aid training. Children will be encouraged to find local solutions that will eventually involve the community.
THE best outcome for kids rescued from railway platforms is to get them back home as quickly as possible. Help SATHI fund this return journey - from a temporary shelter to the caring arms of their families.
A PERSONAL tutor mentoring a child from a poor family who attends a school that imparts low quality education is life-changing. Help U&I fund the individualised coaching of 15 such deserving children.
MEDICS call them MAM or, moderately acute malnourished children – and there are too many of them in Madhya Pradesh. Help Jan Sahas save the lives of 100 such under-fives by providing timely nutrition.
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