The Sustainable Development Club (SDC) is two weeks into a 3-week project called “We Love Mother Nature” to educate children in Phu Lo Primary School about environmental issues.
It aims to increase the awareness of sustainable solutions such as recycling to combat significant challenges such as pollution and its relationship to climate change.
By providing the children with a greater understanding of the issues they have the opportunity to take responsibility from a young age, thus enabling them to implement positive changes and improve the chances of a sustainable environmental future being achieved. The project may also increase environmental awareness on a larger scale by acting as a model to encourage other schools and organisations to implement similar proposals. In addition online information provision and displays will raise awareness yet further.
So far 7 Vietnamese and 3 international volunteers have run four lessons on the topic of pollution, recycling and climate change. The lessons have incorporated a variety of activities, such as games, videos and art, all carried out in English to help deliver the message whilst improving the children’s language skills. Next week there is going to be a trip to the Nam Son Dump landfill site, which will increase the children’s understanding of the challenges learnt about in class. Following this there will be a one-day event for the children to exhibit what they have made with recycled items. The project has so far been a great success; excellently tackling one of the greatest challenges the world faces today, and inspiring the SCD to continue devoting effort into this “We Love Mother Nature” project.