The competition has been launched on ‘The Hyphen’ platform and WeCare, an industry consortium of companies committed to protecting environment with specific focus on plastic waste management. It is a unique initiative for youth engagement on the issue of plastic waste management, which is supported by Swachh Bharat Mission and India CSR Network.
Dr. Abhinav Mathur, Founder of MSF and Jury member of the fellowship said, “WeCare has taken a definite step to create awareness about the circular economy through this Fellowship. I am extremely excited and eagerly awaiting for the essays and to learn about how the children are reacting to these extremely key aspects which will impact all aspects of our lives.”
This maiden edition of the competition is open to Indian students above 11th standard in all fields of study, and is themed on Waste Management. Essay topics include Segregation-at-source: A people’s Movement, Plastics: From Waste to Wealth, My Waste, My Responsibility, Waste to Energy, Waste Management in My Community.
Along with cash prizes, winners will receive internship at WeCare partner companies. Additionally, all participating students will get free access to a creative writing workshop
Dr. Atul Sud, President of WeCare said, “We welcome Million Sparks Foundation as a partner for the Fellowship and hope it will help us reach millions of students of the country.”
- Competition Start Date: Oct 20, 2020
- Submission Deadline: Nov 20, 2020
- Winner Announcement: Dec 11, 2020
For more details and to register students can visit: www.theyphen.in/wecarefellowship
Million Sparks is aiming to impact the learning outcomes of 300 Million school children through capacitating 10 Million teachers globally by 2025. We are focused to improve teacher capacity and student learning by developing bite sized, curriculum-aligned, open license digital lessons and teacher training modules that are delivered to teachers through ChalkLit, a mobile-centric platform.