Going beyond the school campus
Walking on the roads of Drukgyel, students observed garbage everywhere, people did not think
twice about throwing plastic wrappers on the streets. Drukgyel does not have a garbage
collection site. The streets are covered by garbage, corners are covered by garbage, grounds are
covered by garbage, so we thought just educating our students was not enough, we have to get
our community involved to make a difference.
Our aim was to have a clean community as well as create awareness. As saying goes,” give a
man fish, he will eat for a day, teach him how to fish, he will eat for lifetime.” Just cleaning the
community by students is not going to make much difference in the community, because locals
will take for granted, so we want to create awareness so that the community benefits long-term
Volunteers group was formed with both the teachers and students. They chose few ideas to
disseminate information to the students and the community. We decided on having green day
where students will not be allowed to bring packaged food once a month, we have plastic
collection competition and awarded prizes to the most successful teams, we sold the collected
plastics to the recycling company,
Most important of them all, we have teachers teamed up with students and go around the
communities conducting cleaning campaign and creating awareness on waste management.
Overall it will be another successful year, if we can get one additional person to be conscious
about the environment and if we can get one more plastic out of the environment and recycle one
additional plastic bottle.
DFC MEMBERS 2013
DFC MEMBERS 2013
Ugyen Zangmo(VIIIB) Tenzin Dema(VIIIB)
Design for change timeline 2013
Aim: Proper management of waste
Objective: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle waste in the school and community.
Coordinators: DemaWangmo, SonamDema, YontenDema
Members: 13 members
Date/month Activities How? Who?
Formation of DFC
Volunteers will come as a team.
March Briefing DFC
Talk on DFC PROCESS.
FEEL, IMAGINE, DO and
Team will discuss, brainstorm,
decide, organize and bring
positive action that truly impacts
the nature around us.
April Disseminating the
ideas of DFC
Express ideas for a better world.
Encourage and empower
Reducing plastic waste in the
school and the community.
Last week of
Collection of plastic
Ask the class teachers and the
captains to initiate collection of
Instruct on the procedures of
Collected bottles will be sold to
the local recycler.
Award prizes to the top collector.
Observe “No Plastic
On green day children will not
bring any packaged food.
Dec Design For Change
Certificates of appreciation will
be awarded to the members
April Attach teachers with
the children from
Teachers will be divided into
groups to disseminate ideas on
Once a month Cleaning campaign Teachers along with children
from different communities will
have cleaning campaign in their