What is a Green School?
Besides classroom, students even learn from practices in school like litter/waste, water availability, the use of energy and resources, practical teachings etc. A green school is one effective medium to bring positive environmental and educational change in schools. A green school uses the "natural environment as the integrating concept" for learning. In this process, the community gets incorporated as schools serve role models to learn for tackling problems and champion the sustainability. Green School is an effort to provide students hands-on experience of the natural world while attain the knowledge, values, and skills to live in harmony. It prepares students to be critical thinker, bear responsibilities and stand as green leaders of their communities.
The overall goal of the project is to develop sustainable rural communities in harmony with nature.
In line to the goal, the specific purpose of the project is to create two model Green Schools in Nepal which allow a natural, holistic, student-centered learning environment that empowers and inspires students to become green leaders in their communities.
Green school concept is a novel attempt in Nepal and its piloting has been initiated by Friends of Nature (FON), Nepal in support with Welthungerhilfe (WHH) at Korak VDC of Chitwan. Two schools; Rastriya Secondary School, Swamitar and Rastriya Primary School, Chaughara, Charkilla have been proposed to be established as green schools model.