Al Madaris Al Mustadama or ‘Sustainable Schools’ is a whole school initiative that addresses students, parents, teachers, administrative staff and maintenance staff eventually linking them to the larger community
The components of the project are interactive and participatory. Traditional systems confer teachers with the role of being both the “Problem Setter” and the “Solution Provider.” In this initiative teachers become facilitators and encourage students to discover solutions independently.
By participating in this initiative your school would get an opportunity to:
Assess its own environmental impact and be able to address it;
Empower students to reach out to the community;
Provide training and resource material for teachers and learn new skills for imparting effective environment education in their classrooms; and
Expose students to ‘hands on’ field experience.
This program would not only help reduce your school’s ecological footprint but actually help increase your ‘ecological handprint’, which are actions towards achieving sustainability. While schools strive to inculcate strong environmental ethics and behavior amongst the students, participating in this program would help your school assess your environmental performance standards as each component of the initiative has a specific scoring weightage.