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From Himalayan region to the Coastal region, urban cities to remote villages, young people in South Asia took the lead to protect their environment in Global action Month as per their geographical settings.
Terre des hommes (tdh) partners supported children and youth for organizing activities for the campaigns. Youth have mobilized intensively to promote the children’s right to a healthy, clean and sustainable environment. Various activities in the different countries were initiated like discussion, debates, Mega Cleanliness drive, making plastic free villages, cleaning of water resources, tree plantation, wall writings etc.
Moreover, to stand in solidarity for their rights, India youth network collectively decided to organize a mega cleanliness drive and on 28th November,2021 in 12 states of India the said activity with 1412 youth and 241 children organized and together they collected 4304 Kg of waste in just 4 hours. And in this year, they are planning to publish an online petition to ban single use plastic. People there were sensitized to proper waste segregation and disposal. Youth published their activities, stories, articles on social media and sensitized people for their environmental rights.
242 GAM activities were organized by the project partners organized different activities -Quiz, drama, rally, plantation, cleaning and sanitation, speech, poem, mining affected land restoration, traditional millets promotion, organic farming in dry land region, food security, pollution control, plastic ban, tree plantation, seed conservation, biodiversity awareness, water conservation, waste management and sustainable farming etc among the youth and children. 14989 youth and children were part of the GAM activities.
One event Friday for Future Campaign was organized by the youth Network of Namobuddha (Nepal) with relevant environment issues.
Celebrated the World Environment Day 2021 by the partners organizing the plantation, quiz, poem, rally, speech, art, sanitation and cleaning, interaction programme.
The Charter of demand were submitted to the provincial government for the environment friendly policies, programme.
In Pakistan the campaign on ecological child rights is an integral part of every project in the country and youth are engaged in organising awareness events through various mediums using conventional methods i.e. tree plantation, cotton bags production and distribution, posters, paintings. Digital use for ecological child rights is an additional medium like videos, short films, photography, and social media campaign.
Environment protection and conservation a campaign on #Kitchen Pot #Save Birds cleaning of water sources in Uttarakhand #plastic free villages in Uttar Pradesh were organized.
66195 online petitions and 1333 offline petitions were signed for MPMR campaign. 20 activities were organized for cleaning of water tanks, school premises, roads organized with 1115 children and youth. Delhi Youth network initiated a Mega cleanliness drive at Yamuna ghat on 28/11/2021 with participation of 25 youth.