Environmental Education for sustainability (EEFS)
In this project we get class sessions with young people in schools and communities to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment. As a result, Young people develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions.
We emphasize the key components of environmental education;
- Awareness and sensitivity to the environment and environmental challenges
- Knowledge and understanding of the environment and environmental challenges
- Attitudes of concern for the environment and motivation to improve or maintain environmental quality
- Skills to identify and help resolve environmental challenges
- Participation in activities that lead to the resolution of environmental challenges
Environmental education reveals a close connection between changing concerns about the environment and its associated problems and the way in which environmental education is defined and promoted. The concern over environment and development problems has meant greater support for an educational approach, which not only considers immediate environmental improvement as an actual goal, but also addresses educating for ‘sustainability’ in the long term. Many schools have embraced Cherish Aid Foundation for this initiative of environmental education for sustainability (EEFS),
Access Right to Information
Access rights to information relates to the entitlement of citizens and in some instances noncitizens to obtain information from governments and other bodies that hold information as custodians for the public. Cherish Aid Foundation promotes access rights to information through litigation and dissemination of information on environmental rights and laws for effective participation in decision-marking, conduct research and training for the public as well as government enforcement officers on access rights: access to information, access to justice and public participation in the governance of natural resources.