February 25th, 2018 was the day when Gulshan Vivante, sector 137, Noida joined the Waste to Education bandwagon, making it the 10th such society, to convert their household waste to funds which support Sunshine Society in providing end to end education for its children. Sunshine Society is happy to partner with Waste to Wealth to convert Waste to Education and ensure that there is a win - win solution. The Environment is taken care of by reduction of waste and there is Education for the children coming from economically weaker section of our society.
Sanal Thomas, from Waste to Wealth educated the participants by giving his expert advice on the process of recycling and how it benefits our environment, The young Sunshine environment warriors who previously have also been planting trees and supporting recycling, participated actively in the drawing competition organized to create an awareness on ways to save the environment. The creativity and innovative ideas were clearly visible in the beautiful drawings made by the children of all ages. The quiz competition tested them on their practical knowledge and the waste segregation area showed very clearly how to segregate the different types of waste: Newspaper, metal, plastic, e-waste and kitchen waste. Just A Minute(JAM) session brought forward the actual knowledge the children had about improving our environment! Car pool, cycling and recycling were some points that came up very prominently.
The efforts put in by the resident members of Sunshine Society: Nupur, Vidya and Vaishali were very motivating and result bearing. Fully supported by our volunteers Vini, Harjeet Aunty, Deepti, Reena, Namita & Sudipa the standards have been set high for future societies.
Tanmaya and Avika were adjudged first and second respectively in the 5-8 years’ category of the drawing Competition while Avni and Aanya won the two top positions respectively in 9-13 years’ category. Dhrumil and Rudransh were awarded Certificates of Appreciation for their speeches in the Just-a-Minute Competition. The winners were awarded Certificates and croton saplings.
6 of the eager residents gave away their household waste to Sunshine on the very same day. The children and the residents went back happy with a promise to pledge their “Raddi” for Education. Looking forward to a enthusiastic participation from all in coming times.