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Students seek solutions for climate change

Under the Generation Global programme, Apeejay School, Saket students got together with fellow students from Yangon International School, Myanmar, to reduce environmental damage on communities

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The year 2021 has been overwhelming for citizens across the world. According to a recent news report, themes such as ‘Covid’, ‘mental health’ and ‘climate change’ were among the top searches in the world in 2021 on Google.com.

While India is seeking holistic global support to combat the challenge of climate change, students of classes 8, 9 and 11 of Apeejay School Saket, New Delhi, India and Yangon International School, Myanmar, recently came together in a video conferencing session. The session, held on December 7, was organised by Global Generation, a global platform dedicated to connecting diverse individuals through dialogue that seeks to transform the lives of young people to become active, open-minded and global citizens.

At the interactive session, students of Apeejay and Yangon International shared their viewpoints on reducing the impact of climate change in different parts of the world. Iqra Naaz, a class 9 student at Apeejay School, Saket says, “The conference was very warm and friendly. The issue of climate change affects us all and therefore, we started the session with an open discussion and question-answer round. We discussed how climate change affects the food chain in India and explored which areas were the most affected. We then debated how social media can become a powerful tool to generate global awareness regarding the issue. The session concluded in a consensus by participants that we need to take small initiatives on our own towards forging a big change. Our international peers also made us feel connected to this issue of global importance. Through these activities at the session, my confidence level was boosted and my speaking skills got further polished.”

According to Jahanvi Dhingra, a student at Apeejay School Saket, “The dialogue was very interesting and resourceful. I learnt a lot about the differences and similarities between my country and other countries. The session broadened my horizons as I learnt about other people’s perspectives.”

“The most important learning for me was how in today’s day and age, social media can bring about a positive change and help reach out to as many people across borders. I feel that by taking forward the conversation, we can possibly create a global movement pertaining to climate change,” says  Apeejay School, Saket student Ankita Sarangi.

“Climate change is accelerating. It threatens our well-being, security, and economic development. Therefore, these global challenges require global solidarity. It is an urgent crisis that needs to be addressed and Apeejayites are spreading the message along with all the other students across the world.”

-Mr. Sujeet Eric Masih, Principal, Apeejay School, Saket 

Mrini Devnani is Senior Correspondent (Newsroom). She covers student achievements, interviews and contributions for the website. She was a former Correspondent covering Edutech for the India Today Group, and has a passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can reach her at [email protected]

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