We propose to hold educational classes once a week to teach Farsi Speaking migrant children about recycling, i.e. what materials can and cannot be recycled, appropriate behaviour towards recycling to reduce waste contamination. The aim is to raise awareness amongst the younger generation on huge number of recyclable materials; behaviour and simple lifestyle changes that focuses on reduction and reuse whilst also providing knowledge on recycling contamination, its impact on the environment and what we can do as individuals to help.
In addition, to weekly classes, we will make short educational videos that we will promote on our website and social media. With the help of our expert and volunteers we plan to take children with their accompanying adult to park clean ups, once a month to clean public areas whilst also conducting a sorting game to learn about recycling different materials in a practical manner through demonstration and interaction about recycling and correct behaviours.
What we'll deliver:
- Weekly education classes on recycling and environmental impacts
- Monthly park clean ups with our expert to clean and play a sorting game to learn through practical means
- Educational videos that can be distributed with the purpose of education and raising awareness
Why it's a great idea:
If we can incorporate environmentally friendly behaviours into habits of children from a young age, this will have significant impact. The children are the future of our planet, if we can raise awareness and develop comprehension of the urgency of the issue and promote, simple and doable actions and behaviours this can lead to huge changes in saving our planet.
. Often our lack of action comes from lack of knowledge on a matter and given the large population of Farsi speaking individuals across our community and their limited knowledge on this matter, our classes and campaign can have a significant impact on recycling behaviour of families.
We expect that the project will make parents and children more conscious of their general waste generation and use of certain material and will reduce plastic use, whilst also increasing appropriate recycling habits.
Children are very vocal and active in sharing things they learn, thus, creating a domino effect.
Steps to get it done:
- Buying equipment needed for park clean ups
- Setting up and organising weekly classes for children
- Buying equipment and softwares required for recording of educational videos
- Renting or buying stalls to run awareness campaigns, order leaflets and posters
We intend to create short, fun and education videos to teach others about recycling of waste materials, and recycling contamination. Whilst also creating short videos of our participants during park clean up (with their permission). The purpose of these videos is to continue on with the goal of the project through the availability and sharing of these videos on social media platforms to continue to raise awareness.
We will also continue to hold voluntary clean ups for children and adults to continue distributing knowledge and awareness.