The school chain is conducting a campaign to promote sustainability and E-waste recycling
Bengaluru, 01.01.2023: One of the leading K12 school chains in India, Orchids The International School (OIS), has launched an e-waste collection campaign across its schools. The school chain has partnered with E-Parisara Pvt Ltd in the Bangalore region to sensitize students about the e-waste management process and how they can play a role in identifying e-waste products and contribute towards the e-waste recycling process by understanding the segregation process and disposal.
With the goal of inculcating the best recycling habits amongst its students, OIS will be collecting e-waste from students across all Grades in its schools. E-Waste items include old or broken laptops, PC, Tabs, mouse, speakers, batteries, power banks, chargers, cookers, grinders, TV, headphones, CDs, and old mobile phones, among others. These items were shared with recycling centers of respective cities. The school chain has collected around 500 kgs of e-waste products in the last one month from across branches from 4 cities -Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, and Hyderabad. Overall 35000 students participated in the campaign.
Speaking on the initiative, Ms. Sarvamangala Koti Singhal, Head of Public Relations & CSR at Orchids The International School, said, “Children today utilize several electronic items in their daily lives. But once these items become old or broken, they don’t have enough knowledge or provision for their proper disposal. It is important for them to understand the hazardous effect of electronic waste on the environment. Hence, through this campaign, students at OIS will get the opportunity to learn about proper e-waste disposal methods. We at Orchids, The International School, firmly believe that by spreading awareness through such initiatives, our students will be more mindful of the usage and disposal of products that affect our environment. They act as the Eco-warriors of tomorrow.”
Orchids The International School is implementing the drive across its 90 branches spread over 25 major cities. The overall objective of the program is to promote sustainability and recycling. This is in line with the goals set by the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0 to fast-track the country’s smooth transition to a circular economy.
About Orchids The International School
Orchids The International School is one of the leading international K12 school chains in India and started its journey in 2002 with its first branch in Hyderabad. In less than two decades, it has grown into 90 branches spread over 25 major cities- Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Chennai, Kolkata Nagpur, Nasik, Indore, Aurangabad. Modern physical infrastructure, personalized attention, and a carefully curated curriculum provide uniformity in all OIS schools. OIS follows the CBSE and ICSE curriculum infused with international teaching methodologies to provide a strong emphasis on personality development along with academic excellence. Currently, it has over 75000+ students and 7000+ teaching and non-teaching staff.
Orchids’ core anthem is “Shaping minds, Touching lives.”
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