EDUCATION or TRAINING
KNOWLEDGE IS THE FIRST STEP FOR PERSONAL CHANGE
Focused on bringing change and sensitivity towards sustainable waste management practices, SWMRT is involved in knowledge creation followed by knowledge dissemination
through online/offline training sessions, digital content shared on our channels and hands-on experience in the learning center.
ECO LITERACY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS
SWMRT offers educational programs for corporates, institutions, communities and other target groups on topics of solid waste management. The program engages with participants to create mindfulness around waste as individuals and communities that is so necessary for a significant social change.
The programs are in various formats
Expert Talk: A single online/offline session covering a waste management theme.
Immersive Program: Multiple sessions (online/offline) covering various SWM to create changemakers who can facilitate action and community engagement.
Experiential Learning: Field visit to Swachagraha Kalika Kendra and other facilities to see SWM in action and get hands-on experience.
We have experienced speakers and coaches who do not just share knowledge but inspire participants to be the agents of change and motivate them ton engage with the community.
CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMS
SWM Training for/on ULBs
We have seen evidence that training key stakeholders is important for adoption and implementation of solid waste management principles. While the general public needs just awareness and practice information, municipal staff and administration need more in-depth training. Training ensures that municipal officers are made conversant with the SWM Rules, regulatory requirements and the technical requirements.
Members have been resource persons for various organizations and offering their expertise and knowledge.
SWM Training for Master Trainers
Master training programs using a Training of Trainer (TOT) approach also enables creating a cadre of engaged citizens to bring about change in their ward through constructive engagement.
TRASHONOMICS: A SWM GUIDE FOR CHILDREN
Though most of the work done around interventions and strategies of waste management was done with individuals and communities, it was often seen that children played an important role in bringing in acceptance for change in behaviours. However this complex yet essential subject of solid waste management and its relation with environment, public health and sustainability is missing from textbooks.
In an effort to remedy this gap the Trashonomics, an SWM book as a simple guide for children was created and published by SWMRT as knowledge partner, based on its experience and learnings and supported by The Anonymous Indian Charitable Trust (TAICT). It was released by KSPCB on World Environment Day, June 5th 2016.