Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Kids for Tigers

Sanctuary Asia invites schools to join a ‘Kids for Tigers’ programme in the city.

Sanctuary Asia , India’s premier wildlife and ecology magazine, is involved in a national level project called “Kids for Tigers” since 2000. The project comes to Coimbatore. Environmentalist Saleem Mohammed has been nominated as its city co-ordinator.

Founding Editor of Sanctuary Asia , Bittu Sahgal, impressed with Saleem’s work with nature and environment, asked him to launch the programme in Coimbatore. Sanctuary Asia will provide the resource people and films and other aids to the schools and even set aside a budget for school outings. Saleem has a network of experts in and around Coimbatore who will also be a part of the team.

Schools can enrol for the project. It is free of cost.

It is for students from Classes III to IX. (Students of Classes VII and above will be taken on field trips while the younger ones will have activities within the school premises through films and talks).

Teachers who are in charge of the institution’s eco/nature club will be trained.

Children who are members of the clubs will also be given training.

There will be a regional mela at the end of a few months where children will share what they have learnt.

The project kick-starts in mid-July. Interested schools can get in touch with Saleem at 97878-78910/94884-48888 or e-mail ecgwild@gmail.com. 

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