Sustainable Smiles would like to thank Seedlings of Change for selecting us as their next "Bread for the Soul" Mini Grant recepient. This grant will go towards our Student Action Program (S.A.P.) which empowers students to design and implement their own environmental project within their local community. Right now we are working with students at two different schools in Thailand, once a week (an 8 week program), teaching them about local and global environmental issues, biodiversity, and solutions on how to solve environmental problems. After our 8 week course is over, we will select two groups of students to engage in our S.A.P. program, funded by Seedlings of Change. Here students will have to go out and interview local community members, businesses, and experts in their local area to find out what the environmental needs and concerns are. Then they will have to come up with their own action plan on how to solve an environmental issue based on the pressing needs and concerns in the community based on time, feasibility, and budget. Students are encouraged to involve community members, parents, and teachers in helping them implement their project.
We will be starting this program in August 2010, and we are very grateful for Seedling of Change hard work in helping fund this program and we hope that with the success of this program we will be able to implement further S.A.P programs in the future.
Below are some pictures of our students this week in the classroom presenting 5 ways they can prevent the amount of trash being left on their local beach in Nai Yang, Phuket, Thailand
For more information about our program please visit our website at www.sustainablesmiles.org or blog at http://sustainablesmiles.blogspot.com/