The Young Visionary- 2015November 14, 2017
In 2015, responding to the need of the hour, The Young Visionary was a Student-Run Community Volunteer Program with the primary focus being ‘Waste Management and Environment Sustainability’. We divided Delhi into clusters, working through a six-month collaboration between Schools and NGOs with surrounding RWAs and municipal councils, to develop Community specific models of ‘Waste Management’.
Working with Bluebells School International, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and organisations like Delhi Shramik Sangathan, ROPIO and Ritinjali, we reached out to over 2000 SCHOOL and NGO students from the age group of 14-18 years.
The urgency was to inspire young People to ideate and execute innovative projects to make Delhi a Cleaner City. Urban Villages and Slums were chosen as sites where workshops on Waste Segregation were conducted. Community Walks and Street Plays in Schools helped us create an enthusiastic group of Green Ambassadors to take charge of GREEN ZONES across the city.
For the students, it was a diversification of their educational experience through the lens of Volunteering and Environmentalism. Leading projects on Solid Waste Management, they helped create opportunities for Social Entrepreneurship by involving communities in Up-Cycling Initiatives.
Under this banner we also conducted workshops at the offices of Teamwork Arts, shedding light on Wet Waste Management and with the help of experts, helping the office adapt a wet waste composting program.