In Bangladesh Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO is implementing the Green Youth Citizens project. In the project one of the goals is to introduce a best practice in local community by involving the youth and ESDO has introduced Green Club as the best practice to bring change in the community. ESDO is working with young citizens since 1995 through Environment and Conservation Nature Club (ECNC), that idea was elaborated into Green Club which w
as formed in different educational institutions of Bangladesh with the aim to engage students actively in environmental movement.
To ensure the sustainability of this educational program ESDO created numerous Green Clubs at participating schools where students build alliances and advocate for environmental awareness amongst their peers. 15 Green Clubs now exist in Dhaka including 6 green clubs in Munshigonj, Rangpur and Natore districts.
Over 1000 members have interests in all aspects of the natural world, from birding to botanizing, investigation to publication, conservation to cooperation. We hope you’ll find something here to suit your interests.
Objectives of Green Club
To encourage investigation, publish the results of research in all fields of natural history, and diffuse the information as widely as possible.
Initiatives of ESDO
Youth in Action: Green Youth Citizens project aims to introduce a best practice in the partner countries and Environment and Social Development Organization has implemented the Green Club as the best practice. The inception workshop is a starting point for the project where young leaders are involved in environmental movement. ESDO has worked with young citizens for a long time and continuing that tradition it has restarted the Green Club initiative. After end of this one year project, there was also a marked difference in the attitudes of the parents and teachers. In the beginning, they attended the meeting because they were invited, but not too many were enthusiastic about their children being part of ECNC and many thought it was a waste of time. However, by the end they were happy about what their children achieved as individual learners and about ESDO’s commitment. Many parents were taking interest in what their children were learning, and helping them with their projects and presentations. As ESDO found the specific outcomes are:
Now the school authority are being encouraged in adopting the course in their own curriculum;