Gujarat Ecological Education and Research ( GEER ) Foundation

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Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation





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Ecological Education
National Green Corps (NGC)

The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India nominated GEER Foundation as the nodal agency for Gujarat State for the programme of National Green Corps (NGC) in the year 2001.

To effectively conduct environmental education and awareness programmes, the Foundation has formed 7,535 eco-clubs in as many schools with 50 students & one teacher in each eco-club. The network of  7,535 teachers work towards sensitizing 3,76,750 students from different parts of Gujarat  on environment-related issues. The Foundation has formed 250 eco-clubs per district in Gujarat and appointed District Coordinators. It works in synchronization  with the line department officers- Dy. Conservator of Forests (DCF) & District Education Officer (DEO) and has formed two advisory committees- State level steering committee and district implementation & monitoring committee.

As per the task assigned by the Gujarat Forest Department, GEER Foundation has successfully achieved the target of forming 300 eco-clubs (150 eco-clubs formed under NGC programme and 150 eco-clubs formed under Brihad Gir programme). in 300 villages surrounding the Gir National Park and Sanctuary (Junagadh, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts) for conservation of the Asiatic Lion.

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