Best Ideas 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Drive to Change - Children our torch bearers
Published on June 1, 2021 um 11:54
Explain your idea in details:
CamphillNature LittleFlowers is a symbiotic relation with Humanity and Nature. The sole objective and idea is to create a place where children learn in close proximity to the natural surroundings. Learning happens in open spaces and rooms created by the children enhancing them to learn through by being a part of the process. Instilling Eco-sustainable Learning the sole idea is to bring the Children back to the roots and have gratitude towards its humble ways of conserving Nature and its natural resources. To strike a balance between Learning and nurturing the innate feeling of oneness with our provider and the bountiful of Nature (Earth). The whole learning experience is interdisciplinary and experiential. Activities and approaches at CamphillNature LittleFlowers: Early Childhood children learn primarily through imitation and imagination. The goal is to develop a sense of wonder in the young and reverence for all living things. storytelling, puppetry, creative play singing, eurhythmy (movement), dancing games and finger plays painting, drawing and beeswax modeling baking and cooking, nature walks Circle time for festival and seasonal celebrations (Indigenous festivals and folklore tell us a lot about our tryst towards sustenance) This creates an eagerness as it answers the questions through actual involvement by activities and being in the sitiuation. As the children progress in age they graduate in their learning and are introduced to more complex issues pertaining to sustainability and how we can make a change by being the ones who take the first step to bring the change.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
As we sow the seeds of sustainability and ecology children grow in the ability to conserve nature and at the same time think in synergy. The behavioral change is brought about when they are small and that is the striking difference CamphillNature LittleFlowers is striving humbly to have a generation to lead the Drive to Change and bring the transformation of minds and societies for a greater cause to safe and conserve Mother Earth. Targets to: Minimalism No to Plastic Organic and Green Living Reduce Carbon Footprints Stop use of paper and prints Recycle and Reuse Bio Fuels All the targets are incorporated in our daily learning sessions at the campus. The effects of the learning can be seen in the Children as they subtly get imbibed into the sustainable Living and they create further new ideas and concepts; as it is rightly said necessity leads to creativity and ideas are plentiful only we need to open up to see them. The out of box thinking happens when we stop spoon feeding and give them the environment to see, touch, Learn, understand and assimilate the beauty of nature as we see our children who were with us at the age of 3 growing into blossoming torch bearers of Eco-Sustainability.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The entirety of the project lies in the greater sense of shared purpose of creating a Eco- Sustainable World. The business model is more sustainable in nature and has the force of the community. Experiential learning is incorporated enhancing and conserving the nature through interdisciplinary learning modules which also play a role in cost cutting and circular energy. The classrooms are more open spaces having a eco-enviornmental design:Big windows cross ventilation, light infiltration thus cutting cost on electricity and children learn to conserve energy. Recycle, resuse: Children learn to build shelves and cupboards from donated old bed boxes etc. Vegetable patch: Children learn to grow and cook initiating organic food and self sufficiency. Rain water harvesting: A pit helps in collecting all the water which is used for gardening and farming. Financing source is more based on self sufficiency and cost cutting, we do have a nominal fee which is used to pay the facilitators and other expenditures. The project may not bring a lot of profit in terms of finance thought it will reap the wealth of a beautiful world when we create a generation working towards sustainability. We collaborate with various individuals who volunteer to be with us and learn- teach for a year and in return get ready to be the facilitators of sustainability.
Iam Christine, a Nature Enthusiast.
Stage of Idea
Vegetable Patch: Organic vegetables tended by children
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