DATE OF FORMATION: 10/10/2013

COORDINATOR-
Mrs. Spoty Karthik
(M.Sc., M.Ed., N.E.T.)

MEMBER STAFF-
Mrs. Nahida Mandviwala
(M.A., M.Ed., NET (Education))

The college has constituted an Environmental Cell to make the student teachers aware about the environmental issues and challenges and inspire them to disseminate the information and sensitize the school children and the society at large about these challenges.

Objectives

  1. To sensitize the student teachers about the problems of pollution.
  2. To inculcate the sense of responsibility towards the development of planet Earth and appreciation of its beauty.
  3. To providing opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills, attitude, commitment to preserve the environment.
  4. To make them understand the interdependence of economic, social and ecological factors.
  5. To train the student teachers to impart environmental education to school children through curricular and co-curricular activities.

Activities
The cell organizes workshops, nature trails, talks and seminars. Student teachers also conduct assemblies related to environmental issues and sustainable living on days of environmental significance. They display posters, news articles and quotes on the bulletin board.

2013-14
Petroleum Conservation Research Association conducted a Talk on ‘Teacher’s role in Conservation of Petroleum fuels and reducing Global Warming’ in the college on 5th March, 2014.
As part of SUPW activity student teachers made Paper bags and distributed it TO THE  general public at Bandra Station.
Assemblies on days of Environmental significance included activities promoting environmental awareness.

2014-15
The  student teachers of the college participated in the workshop ‘Multiply the  Message’ organized and conducted by Trailblazers aiming at imparting Environmental Education as well as providing training in Innovative Methods of Teaching Environmental Sciences.  The theme of the workshop was ‘Water – Every drop counts’.

2015-17
Student teachers participated in the workshop ‘Multiply the Message’ organized and conducted by Trailblazers aiming at imparting Environmental Education as well as providing training in Innovative Methods of Teaching Environmental Sciences. The theme of the workshop was ‘Climate Change- Give Earth a Chance’.

In August’17, a seminar on “Save the Rivers” was organized by the ISHA foundation which is a non-profit, spiritual organization founded in 1992 by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev in continuation with their campaign “Rally For Rivers”.

Student teachers conducted various activities on environmental issues and sustainable practices during assemblies. Bulletin boards displayed posters, articles and news items on issues and matters related to environment.

Our Principal and Faculties with the members of Isha Foundation
Our Principal and Faculties with the members of Isha Foundation
Principal Madam, Dr. (Mrs) Radhika Vakharia with her student teachers (S.Y.B.Ed. 2015-2017 Batch) at “Save The Rivers” seminar.
Student Teachers of S.Y.B.Ed. 2015-17 batch at Multiply the Message workshop
Student Teachers of S.Y.B.Ed. 2015-17 batch at Multiply the Message workshop
Faculty members and Student Teachers of S.Y.B.Ed. 2015-17 batch at “Multiply the Message” workshop
Faculty members and Student Teachers of S.Y.B.Ed. 2015-17 batch at “Multiply the Message” workshop

ACTIVITIES 2017-18
WORKSHOP ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND TALK ON RTI ON 16/11/17
1) Talk on Right to Information by Mr. Shailesh Gandhi

Right to Information (RTI) is an Act of the Parliament of India to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens and replaces the erstwhile Freedom of information Act, 2002. Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen of India may request information from a “public authority” which is required to reply expeditiously or within thirty days. The Act also requires every public authority to computerise their records for wide dissemination and to proactively certain categories of information so that the citizens need minimum recourse to request for information formally.

This law was passed by Parliament on 15 June 2005 and came fully into force on 12 October 2005. The first application was given to a Pune police station. Information disclosure in India was restricted by the Official Secrets Act 1923 and various other special laws, which the new RTI Act relaxes. It codifies a fundamental right of citizens.

Mr. Gandhi gave a detailed explanation about the right and its importance. He went on the discuss the impact of this act and how one can file the RTI. It was a very enriching session which gave us the insights of the Act by understanding the hidden clauses.

The talk was organised by The Public Concern for Governance Trust is a registered trust, founded by some a group of citizens having the experience and the expertise to access legal solutions, mobilize public opinion for larger participation in the cause of good governance; to ensure just and transparent implementation of the law. It upholds and supports any effort made by common man against undue exploitation.

Below are a few glimpses of the session:

Mr. Shailesh Gandhi, our Resource Person
Mr. Shailesh Gandhi, our Resource Person
Our Principal, Dr. Radhika Vakharia handing over a token of appreciation to Mr. Gandhi
Our Principal, Dr. Radhika Vakharia handing over a token of appreciation to Mr. Gandhi
Audience interaction post the session completion
Audience interaction post the session completion

2) Workshop on Disaster Management by Mr. A. Gopalakrishnan
The United Nations defines a disaster as a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society. Disasters involve widespread human, material, economic or environmental impacts, which exceed the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.

In this workshop, Mr. Gopalakrishnan gave some valid situations and discussed the process of escaping from a disaster, possibly unharmed. His examples and situations were relatable and his plan of action for each disaster were practical and well demonstrated.

This workshop was organised by One India One People Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, set up by the late Mr. Sadanand A. Shetty, an industrialist, in August 1997, coinciding with India’s 50th year of Independence. The purpose of the Foundation is to build awareness about various issues concerning India, in order to bring about a systemic change.

Below are a few glimpses of the session:

Resource Person, Mr. Gopalkrishnan
Resource Person, Mr. Gopalkrishnan
Our Principal, Dr. Radhika Vakharia handing over a token of appreciation to Mr. Gopalkrishnan
Our Principal, Dr. Radhika Vakharia handing over a token of appreciation to Mr. Gopalkrishnan

ACTIVITIES 2018-19

CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING FOR S.Y.B.Ed. STUDENTS BY PCGT
On 28th June 2018, Environmental Cell of the college had arranged a visit to CIVIL DEFENCE STAFF COLLEGE, Dhobi Talao. Second year batch of B.Ed. of student teachers and lecturers had attended the short orientation by Mr. Dilip Kamble on the Disaster Management. He briefed everyone about the about the different types of disaster, viz, fire, flood, tsunami, earthquake and flood zones in India, along with impact of terrorism as a part of man-made disaster. He stressed on the impact of such disaster on development of the nation. He showed the Disaster Management Cycle and its four phases. He gave many actual incidents as example, wherein their team of Civil Defence travelled to the actual location and helped the victim.

After the session, Mr. Waghdhare demonstrated Schafer Method (steps to save a drowned person), Holger -Nielson Method (steps to save a person choked due to poisoned gas or smoke) and Silvester Method (steps to save a person experienced an electric or mental shock). Each student had to imitate the demo in front of the experienced personality. He also explained in depth about Cardio- Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and how effective it is as compared to the other orthodox methods. He also informed how important it is to look, listen and feel within the stipulated golden 3-5 minutes, so as to revive a victim from the danger.

Later, after the break, Mr. Dharmendra Jadhav explained about different types of knots, with the help of rope with a running end and a dead end. He told about the significance of every single knot, may it be a simple knot, ladder knot, reef knot and many others. Finally, he informed about different types of bandages using a simple triangular piece of cloth for victims, who have injured their jaw, or dislocated their shoulder or damaged their wrist or elbow or may have been hit by any pointed object in the middle of the head.

Ultimately, Mr. Mansule guided us about the different types of fire extinguisher for normal fire, fire due to gas, fire due to oil, electric fire. He explained in detail about how to study the fire brigade wears the outfit which can sustain up to 15 minutes in fire flames. He showed the cutting machine and many more.

It was an enriching and informative session throughout. The task these gentlemen perform are worth saluting, and it is quiet unfortunate that government finding is reduced for Civil Defence purposes. All the staff members gave their best to explain every minute detail related to saving the victimized individuals from all possible disasters and striving for their revival.
Below are a few glimpses of the training.

Student teachers being trained for CPR and Artificial Breathing
Student teachers being trained for CPR and Artificial Breathing

DISASTER MANAGEMENT & FIRE DRILL
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS!!

We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: Be equipped with disaster preparedness

Enthusiasm in disaster preparedness generally fades once an emergency phase is past. India has been traditionally vulnerable to the natural disasters on account of its unique geo-climatic conditions. Cyclones, earthquakes etc are recurrent phenomena. Cities like Mumbai are threatened by several man made disasters like terror attacks, utility failures, flooding etc.

Schools offer a good entry point for keeping communities alert and making disaster risk management more sustainable. Highly-educated teachers, students and their parents can all play an important role in disseminating knowledge and keeping their communities well-prepared. Student teachers need to be equipped with the awareness, knowledge and skills necessary to deal with disasters which can strike anytime at any place, schools being no exception. Rizvi college of education in collaboration with “One India One People Foundation” organized a workshop on Disaster Management including Fire Management on 6th Feb, 2019. Shri.A.Gopalakrishnan a freelancer who conducts workshops in schools, colleges and other organizations lead the workshop with zeal and expertise. He explained to the gathering what simple measures could be employed to mitigate damages during instances of floods, hurricanes, fires and even mass failure of utilities. Practical training on dealing with sudden fire and extinguishing it was given to the students. The session an enriching one left the student teachers feeling more empowered and readied for their service.

TrailBlazers

Every year student teachers of the college participate in the workshop ‘Multiply the Message’ organized and conducted by Trailblazers aiming at imparting Environmental Education as well as providing training in Innovative Methods of Teaching Environmental Sciences. The workshops centered around the themes like Climate Change- Give Earth a Chance; Water-Gift of Life etc.includes primarily outdoor activities. Also lesson demonstrations in using games and other techniques for imparting Environmental Science topics form a part of the workshop.

This year the workshop was conducted on 28th July 2017 at Karnala, Maharashtra. Our Student Teachers accompanied by two faculties participated in this full day workshop.

Our active participation
Our active participation
Talk by one of our eminent resource person
Talk by one of our eminent resource person
Explaining Food Chain – through an Activity
Explaining Food Chain – through an Activity

Take some time to learn First Aid; it works and it saves lives.

The workshop on first aid provided the skills and knowledge required to deliver a first aid response in a range of educational settings. The student teachers were given training in first aid so that they in turn can teach their students some basic life saving skills as well. . the training in first aid provides life support as well as help management of casualties in school as well as home settings. The workshop was lead by Dr. Annapurna Agrawal who is an Iridologist and Acupuncturist, First Aid Expert and CRP Instructor at Bombay City Ambulance. She has worked with various NGOS and trained 10000 students for a German NGO in record time. First Aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from a seriouse illness or injury. Dr. Agrawal explained and demonstrated various initial interventions needed to be provided for instances of serious conditions prior to professional medical help being available. First aid for instances such as heart attack, dog bite, snake bite, fits, fire, burns, gas leakage, asthma etc were discussed and demonstrated. Student teachers practiced the procedure by administering it on one another. The workshop empowered the students with certain skills to prevent further harm, promote recovery and preserve life in situations of accident and emergency.

First Aid doesn’t just help with recovery, it helps save lives.!!!