The Turquoise Change (TTC) is an Education for Sustainable Development project that aims at promoting a multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural dialogue and action on advancing sustainable thinking and lifestyles on islands supporting small communities. It is being implemented in 2016 and will work in Havelock in Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI) and in Zanzibar in its pilot phase from November 2016 – July 2018. We developed the program with the aim to translate the SDGs for local communities, extract their relevance for islands and engage youth to take actions towards the future they want.
OUR KEY PROJECT ACTIVITIES
While the key target group for TTC are students, teachers and the larger school community in both the islands, two local organizations are supporting us in our endeavor.
Supporting communities in using local resources to meet their current needs and global challenges. Community based approaches with strong emphases on schools, NGO, governmental bodies and tourism industry.
OUR PILOT WORKSHOPS
TTC piloted in Havelock in ANI & Zanzibar, Tanzania
Education for Sustainable Development
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) aims to equip all learners and educators with the required knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to contribute actively to a sustainable future. ESD promotes critical and system thinking and enables all learners to change behavior towards sustainability and deal with current global challenges. With the increasing global challenges, they now have the added responsibility to translate global complexity to a learner’s life. The best way for schools to cope with this new scenario is to adopt a holistic approach - the Whole School Approach.
Classrooms, where core learnings are meant to happen, need to be supported by the school management, curriculum development, non-formal cooperation, teachers training, parents, governement and students‘ assessment.
The Turquoise Change aims at supporting schools on islands in their individual and very local pursuit to become key change agents to create Islands for Sustainability. We have taken into account the research around islands and developed specific modules for teacher training (Training of Trainers), student activities and curriculum development in a manner that these can be translated into local actions.