Over the years, experiential learning has proven to have a wide range of benefits that contribute to a child's development. It provides a solid foundation for understanding different approaches and responses to learning. On 8th March 2021, Organo Et School conducted a workshop for grade 6 students of Sreenidhi International School on Sustainable Entrepreneurship. The purpose of the workshop was to help children learn about Sustainable Entrepreneurship, mentor, support, and equip them with the necessary skills to set them on the path of becoming our future entrepreneurs.
The large hall had close to 30 children following all COVID guidelines, with masks and social distancing followed. Ms. Meena Murugappan, our in-house expert in Organo Et School was the speaker for the day. She has a keen passion for rurban and sustainable living, with primary focus on mainstreaming sustainability and education on sustainability to learners of all ages. She helps design triple-bottom-line businesses and teams from start-up stages onwards. Meena is an avid reader and loves all things sustainable and nature-friendly.
The workshop began with Ms. Meena introducing students to entrepreneurship and moving into other topics like sustainable entrepreneurship, economic agent and environment, resource management, and sustainable practices. As naturally inquisitive and curious children are, they asked some very interesting questions they had and were curious to know more. Ms. Meena answered all their questions with information, explanations and examples.
As part of resource management, students engage in a hands-on activity to learn how to make bio enzymes from kitchen waste. The Bio-enzymes workshop was lead by Ms. Shilpi Shukla, Program lead of Organo Et School. The process of making a bio/garbage enzyme cleaner from citrus fruits, pineapple, cucumber and carrot peels was a very simple step by step process that the children made followed and finally made their own bioenzymes. We also got the ready to use bioenzyme for them to smell and get a feel of it. Children were also given bioenzyme to carry home to start using to experience its benefits.
The excited children thanked us for a workshop like this that inspired them to be creative and be problem solvers. We were glad to have conducted a workshop that both children and teacher’s found it useful and aligned to their unit of inquiry.