The KLE International School, Belagavi accomplished yet another successful mission : JEM( Joint Environmental Mission), at Buckingham Friends School, Pennsylvania, USA from April 2017 to 3rd May 2017. Through the Joint Environmental Mission (JEM), the students partnered with their peers from other countries to better understand environmental issues and to advocate for more environmentally sustainable practices.
The Joint Environmental mission was attended by the Principal Ms. Dipti Ingley and teacher, Ms.Farhin along with the students- Amogh Naik, Akshaj Vidyarthi, Aditya Charantimath, Aditya Korishetty, Ankit Dhadoti, Sharan Dastikop, Shopia Hosamani, Gouri Pradhan, Prerana Bhat and Arya Rajput.
JEM that began in 1991 in collaboration with Russian and Buckingham Friends School teachers, now consists of permanent partner schools in Russia, India, China, Australia, Ecuador, Kenya, and Hawaii. JEM partner schools engage in yearly home-stay exchanges. The theme this year was “water” and the local, national and global issues that affect this resource. The KLE students acted as ambassadors for India and after returning home they would continue to promote the stewardship that was nurtured there and work on environmental projects. Over the past 22 years, 45 travel exchanges have taken place with participation from schools in seven different countries and six continents. Over 1,870 children and adults have been directly impacted through traveling or by hosting, and countless others through their association with the schools and families.
Seen in the picture are heads of schools from Russia, America and Principal of KLES International school, Mrs Dipti Ingley.
The group at Disneyland orlando