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My Experience Visiting RCE Schools in Delhi, India



The story of 2014 YUVA (Youth Unite for Voluntary Action) Meet will not end without mentioning visit to two RCE schools in Delhi. For us the participants from RCE Minna, it is one among the few activities we will continue to remember from 2014 YUVA Meet. First, we visited Tagore International College, New Delhi. We were received with warm welcome from the students of the college who ushered us into the prestigious college that boost of fourty (40) years of existence.

After the formal welcome by the college principal, we were separated into two (2) groups and the students were directed to take us round the college. We saw their water harvesting system; a reservoir built to collect rain water which is used in watering the college garden and flowers.

Furthermore, we saw the paper recycling unit of the school. This was an amazing part of the visit for me; waste papers were practically used to produce a new useable paper using less resources and unsophisticated machines. This idea was fascinating and environmentally healthy; I hope to initiate a replica of such idea soon in RCE Minna. Also, the college has maintained a cool clean and serene atmosphere for effective learning to take place through the planting of flowers that grows to provide the necessary eco friendly environment for their students.

At Sister Nivedita Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya School, New Delhi, the story was not far different from what we saw in Tagore. They have the paper recycling system, the waste tank and an Eco garden which are all maintained by the students.

Furthermore, we visited the India International Science center, were we saw the scientific advancement of the country through the Stone Age down to the technological era.

Finally, I must appreciate the effort of the organizers of this program for their efforts towards bringing youth together to champion the course of environmental sustainability and Education for sustainable development. I hope and pray that I will have another opportunity to be part of this great initiative.

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