MRIS-46 has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals which are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, clean water and sanitation, economic growth, climate change, environmental degradation, gender equality, peace and justice. Out of the total of 17 Goals drafted by the United Nations, 5 SDGs are followed by the Primary wing. The endeavour is to ensure ‘No one is left behind’.
These SDGs have been included as Annual Projects which is an integral part of the curriculum. It helps the students understand these goals and their importance. Learning about these initiatives helps students develop insights into issues around the world, such as lack of access to clean water. To sensitize the students and to understand the apathy of people who walk kilometres to fetch water for their basic needs, the students climbed a few stairs with earthen pots filled with water placed on their heads.
The Annual projects encourage students to be active participants in their local and global communities The SDGs engage students in practical goals and problem-solving. The students have a lot of hands-on experience of these goals through workshops, regular learning sessions, making working models of Solar batteries, lemon batteries to name a few, which were organised by the school from time to time. As a regular practice, the students collect organic material like fruit peels from the classes for the compost pit. This has made the horticulture team of the school self-sustainable in terms of creating their own organic manure. Production of bio-enzyme phenyl is another interesting activity which keeps the students involved over a couple of weeks, understanding the entire process of enzyme breakdown. An amalgamation of all of this learning is presented in the form of Annual Project exhibition which showcases the creations and level of understanding of the students of the SDGs.
A philanthropist gesture of the students through Annual projects was making of Herbal Colours for Holi. The collection through in house selling of the colours was used for social outreach to the underprivileged.
In the current scenario of this global pandemic and lockdown times, the understanding of sustainable living has helped our students to put all their learning it into practice wherein they realize the importance of responsible consumption and conserving available resources for future purposes.