Module 9:
Waterschool Network

Local action for global change

Background

After exploring the first eight modules of Swarovski Waterschool Drops of Knowledge for Rivers of Change Teaching and Learning Material, and discovering how water connects every being on Earth, the next step is to take local action for global change together. Networks are interactions between different people and places, working in collaboration. Similar goals and objectives provide common ground to share, learn and grow in cooperation with others.

“Over the past 6 years, through the joint efforts of all those who have participated in the project, we have planted green seeds in the hearts of countless students. Cultivating the gratitude and respect children have for nature has a lifelong impact. This is of particular importance in light of China’s rapid economic development, and the government’s recent revisions of environmental laws. Thanks to the support from Swarovski we can increase our efforts to restore our surroundings, and I believe that China’s environment will get better.” Shi Li, Swarovski Waterschool China Project Officer

THEMATIC CONCEPTS

School WASH and Environmental Action clubs

School WASH and Environmental clubs can raise awareness among students, teachers, and parents about sustainable water management, fostering improved sanitation and hygiene practices in schools and
communities and stimulating groups to take action on water issu

Educommunication

Integrates educational practices with the use of various media platforms to create “communication ecosystems” that can empower students, teachers, and other individuals in
communities around the world to act as journalists and connect with other communities.es.

Activities

9.1
ORGANIZING A WASH AND ENVIRONMENT CLUB

Time: 90 minutes
Goal for Learning: Support students in becoming agents of change in school, their families and communities.

9.2
EDUCOMMUNICATION WORKSHOPS

Time: 60 minutes
Goal for Learning: Empower students and teachers to share important messages in the community and beyond.