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  • World Environment Day – Plantation Drives |Cleanliness Drives | Awareness Rallies - (2017-06-05) - AROH All

    World Environment also known as “Environment Day” is held each year on June 5th. The day is celebrated to raise global awareness about the significance of a healthy environment and to solve various environmental issues by implementing social actions to protect nature and earth, leading to a positive and healthy environment for all. This year’s theme for Celebration of World Environment Day is “Connecting People to Nature” aimed at inspiring and motivating citizens to get close to the nature, appreciate its importance beauty and participate in the international movement to protect the earth.

    AROH Foundation has working on environmental sustainability through direct interventions in the area of renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and livelihood, clean and green energy, and improving the access of vulnerable communities to safe drinking water and improved sanitation. This is in accordance with India’s Commitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal no 7(Affordable and Clean Energy) which aims at ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all citizens. AROH Foundation under its Integrated Village Development Program is creating a model of providing clean and green energy with successful completion of more than 5000 Individual Household Units, 4000 Solar Driven Street lights and 150 Solar Water Filtration units in 80 remote villages of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya and Chattisgarh.

    Awareness and participation of Children and Youth forms an integral component of the above mentioned programs and efforts are constantly made to mobilize adolescents, youth with specific focus on girls and women on environmental issues. The awareness campaigns also present a platform for marginalized and underprivileged citizens to voice their opinions and in the process develop their leadership skills.

    In this very perspective, AROH Foundation celebrated World Environment Day on June 5, 2017 in slums of Delhi and Villages of Odhisa and Uttar Pradesh. The celebration received and overwhelming response with participation of 1000 active citizens comprising of underprivileged children and youth from different regions. One of the highlights of the celebration was that 50 % per cent of the participants comprised of girls and women from the communities thereby enabling them to take leadership in their own community. Activities such as Cleanliness Drives, Plantation Drives, and Rallies were undertaken under different interventions of AROH Foundation. For instance – Under the RISE(Remedial Innovation in School Education Program)500 underprivileged children participated in plantation drives in the slums of Deoli and Sangham Vihar colony which is essentially one of the largest slums of New Delhi. In another inspiring effort, beneficiaries of skill development programs joined hands and conducted plantation drives, cleanliness drives and awareness rallies in different villages. Approximately 200 youth and adolescents associated with different educational and skill programs of AROH Foundation demonstrated their skills and talent through participation in creative activities such as painting competition, drawing competition and creating products out of waste. AROH Foundation aims at sustaining the participation of marginalized youth and adolescents on environmental awareness through constant mobilization and awareness during the year. The whole hearted participation of our future generation will make the ongoing efforts in the field sustainable and empower the communities by creating future leaders, innovators and change makers.


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