Bridging The Gaps

Bandipora and Baramulla, northern region of Kashmir with a population of about 1400271 (Census 2011). According to a survey conducted by Sky Trust, People are observing Climate changes like Unexpected weather changes, increasing temperature, dry soil, early dormancy, less water in rivers and ponds. In Kashmir, Farmers, fruit growers, tribal communities, girls and women are most effected by Climate crisis. Bridging the Gap, a program of Sky Trust Kashmir is aimed at enhancing awareness on climate change, climate action and promotion and adoption of solar energy in Kashmir. Climate Friends Fellowship, under Bridging the gaps is focused at building capacities of 10 young women on climate change, climate action and renewable energy resources and renewable energy adoption solutions. During the 8 months period, monthly online and offline trainings are conducted for fellows. Fellows are given an opportunity of working with their immediate peers and communities. They conduct awareness camps, public meetings at community level, create and facilitate in Youth Adda’s to raise awareness and promote solar energy adoption.

Activity

Plantation drives

Aim

Plantation Drive was organised in Govt. Middle School Zalpora sonawari Bandipora. Students along with teachers participated and planted number of trees in and around school.

Result

50 saplings were planted. Students and staff members were sensitized on importance of plantation.

Activity

Hygiene Classes and dustbin distribution

Aim

Awareness classes on “school sanitation and waste disposal” were organised in 5 schools of district Bandipora to promote environmental cleanliness. Dustbins were also provided to schools.

Result

Outreached to 5 schools. 250 students and 30 teachers sensitized on environmental cleanliness.