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Course Structure:

  • 6 weeks at CICD. Training, both practical and theoretical.
  • 11 weeks as a volunteer in India or an African country.
  • 4 weeks back at CICD to conclude and share your experiences.

First period: Climate Activist in Training

6 weeks at CICD. Training, both practical and theoretical, and planning and preparing the 3 months volunteering period. During the training we focus on getting to grips with the issue of climate change. What is it? What consequences does it have in different parts of the world? Why is it happening? Why are no serious plans made by those in power to change it?

Apart from theoretical studies we put a lot of focus on what CAN actually be done. We will go on field trips to meet other climate activists in the UK, we will work in the garden farm at CICD and carry out other actions in the development of our Climate Centre. We will also focus on planning and preparing the time fir the volunteering in India or Africa concretely.
During this period you will also be a part of running the school together with all other students and staff, and you will be part of governing the school through our Common Meetings.

Permaculture bed for kitchen

Permaculture bed for kitchen

Presentation about climate change

Presentation about climate change

Empowering the women

Empowering the women

 

Second period: Volunteer in India or an African country as a Climate Activist.

This period will be spent working closely together with communities around environmental projects in your destination country. The concrete tasks will depend on the time of year and the specific needs at the projects. The concrete agreement about the projects and which tasks your team will have, is normally made in the beginning of the training.
You and your team need to be flexible and ready to do what is most needed!

Preparing posters for the communities

Preparing posters for the communities

Learning by playing

Learning by playing

Trees nourishment

Trees nourishment

 

Third period: Call to Action for our Climate

You return to CICD with your head and heart full of what you have achieved together with the people at the project, and of the people you have met and befriended. This period is about making a conclusion on what you have learned and achieved, passing on your experiences to the next team, and share your experiences and results far and wide - and make a call to action for others to continue in your footsteps!
You have had discussions about this period in both 1st and 2nd period, so you are well prepared - you have lots of photos, films, interviews, statistics, songs etc. 

Exploring India's beauties

Exploring India's beauties

One of the transport way

One of the transport way

Tree planting action

Tree planting action