JSES conducts field visits and community engagement workshop

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September 2023

JSES conducts field visits and community engagement workshop

Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability (JSES) conducted a series of field visits and community engagement programmes for the students of B.A. (Hons.) Environment and Sustainable Development as a part of the Water, Sanitation, and Health course led by the instructor Prof. Neelu Anand Jha. The students visited Government Primary School (Jagdishpur Village, Sonipat), P.M. Shri Government Model Sanskriti Senior Secondary School (Barota village, Sonipat), Slum clusters in Haiderpur (Nehru Camp, Delhi) and MCD Primary School for Girls (Haiderpur Nehru Camp, Delhi) between August 28 and September 25.

The field visits and community engagement programmes focused on local community participation activities wherein the students got a chance to interact with the local communities in the villages, schools, health centres and slums to understand their problems related to water, health and hygiene. The students discussed the possible solutions with different stakeholders, including local government representatives, nominated officials, health representatives and the general public.

As a part of the course and in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 4 and 6) ‘Clean Water and Sanitation’, JSES students led by the course instructor Prof. Jha also organised a Community Engagement Workshop on ‘Water, sanitation, Health and Education: SDGs Learning and Training’ on September 25 at the Government Primary School (Jagdishpur Village, Sonipat) for the school students and teachers. JSES plans to design more such courses that involve community engagement and participation of its students with local communities.