Friday, January 6, 2012

Centre for Environment Education

by Soubhik Chakrabarti

Centre for Environment Education, CEE was created as a result of a unique partnership between government and a non-governmental institution in the year 1984 as recognition of the importance of environmental education in India's overall environment and development strategy. 

Today, CEE works for a wide range of sectors, target groups and geographical areas. CEE's primary objective is to improve public awareness and understanding of the environment with a view to promoting the conservation and sustainable use of nature and natural resources, leading to a better environment and a better quality of life. To this end, CEE develops innovative programmes and educational material, and builds capacity in the field of education for sustainable development. 

To test the validity and effectiveness of its programmes and material, CEE undertakes demonstration projects in education, communication and development that endorse attitudes, strategies and technologies which are environmentally sustainable. CEE is committed to ensuring that due recognition is given to the role of education in the promotion of sustainable development.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Volunteers for the Blind Foundation (VBF)

by Kimberley Fernandes
Volunteers for the Blind Foundation (VBF), a Delhi based organization functioning nationally for the Rehabilitation of the Blind was founded in the year 2000. VBF works with NGO’s & Visually Challenged individuals, while networking with the latter offering support and assistance on a national basis. 

Their vision is to improve the quality of life for the Visually-Challenged with a strong mission to assist Blind persons & organizations supporting them, to promote an understanding of their needs & to enable the availability of better quality of services nationally & internationally.

Their activities vary between Projects & Programmes like Sports, Placements, Ablympics, General Awareness and Networking. The Studies and Training involved are Methodologies in Technology, Volunteer Orientation, Technical Guidance, among many others. The services provided by VBF are for both - volunteers and NGO's.

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