We are delighted to announce this month's Collective. This collective is titled What Schools Miss Out. Our guest speaker is Poonam Bir Kasturi, who is also fondly called Compostwali !
So what do schools miss out ?
To quote Poonam:
“1. Our work over the last 10 years in the urban Indian context of waste, points to some positive and some very disturbing observations about student competencies when they leave their schooling programme. The latter are in fact serious because we believe that these attitudes, mindsets and values directly impact the health of our planet.In her talk Poonam will explain how simple changes in the daily life of a school could have far reaching national impact. She will provide different practical, implementable directions that School Leaders could initiate to see the veracity of her arguments. The session will end with a Q & A
2. Schools especially in India are in a unique position to be a driver and leader in making a positive impact on India’s environmental health. They have a position of power and authority to create change.
3. While School Leaders are already over loaded with work and the challenges of keeping up with the latest in educational reform, our work reveals that we don’t need 'big' or 'time consuming' or 'the latest teaching methodology' to achieve that change.”
Who is Poonam Bir Kasturi ?
Poonam wears many hats, the favorite of which is her 'witch hat'. She often pulls new & interesting things out of it that challenge her team at Daily Dump. Poonam is trained as an Industrial Designer from the National Institute of Design, has worked as a Design Educator and she now talks to trees, bacteria, clouds and keeps everyone on their toes! As founder of Daily Dump she is passionate about designing for behaviour change around the challenges of waste in urban India. Daily Dump is a brand that she has developed and built to bring fresh perspectives and thought leadership to the sector.
I look forward to having you at what promises to be an engrossing and interactive session.
Date & Time: 22nd July 2016 at 2.45 pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Chancery Hotel, Lavelle Road
Tea/coffee and snacks will be provided ! There is no registration fee.
Do confirm your participation by writing to Nancy / Shane at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 95918 24944 / 8095587430