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Help Us Raise Environmental Awareness In Remote Areas



We believe that there is an urgent need to address overlooked environmental problems especially in remote areas, where people directly depend on their environment. In places, where any reckless action can lead to the damage of natural ecosystems and threat life ensuring human-nature connection. In places with fragile alpine ecosystems like Ladakh, where the advent of modern lifestyle caused profound changes in society bringing along various environmental challenges. We also believe that real experience is worth of dozens of theoretical lessons. Keeping this in mind we feel that there is a need to create an awareness initiative and workshop that engages people. The idea of our project is to connect environmental awareness with the action and lived experience.


The core of our team consists of two young environmentally concerned directors and one environmentalist from Czech Republic. The project is divided into two major parts. Firstly, the Environmental Action Workshop will be conducted with teenage school students in July at remote Kargil region in Ladakh. Through short introduction and lectures, students will be motivated to think about the prevailing issues and come up with their own ideas from which, under the supervision of our volunteers, students will create a small theater play. The play will be performed in front of parents and community members followed by a discussion. During the workshop students are also motivated to action and are given practical clues how to deal with the problem.



 
Secondly, based on our interaction during the workshop and people’s knowledge, experiences and opinions, we will shoot a short documentary where human – nature relationship will be the primary focus. It will be an extension of the Environmental Action Workshop primarily focused on interviews and daily activities of the local people with connection  to their environment. The central theme will be the documentation from where the life was, to where life is, to where life could be in relation to the human - nature interaction. The film will enable us to extend the quality of our further planned workshops using it as a case study and will be aimed to further help communities address environmental issues of their region.

This project will be covered in the month of JULY and all day to day activities will be updated  .We are seeking environmentally concerned  people to help us make this project possible and globally accessible.We need funds to organize  the awareness campaign and workshop for the local teenagers in the Kargil region . As we are going to organize the environmental awareness program and workshop in very remote ares without the support of any corporation and solely doing it independently  . We request for your help and support financially  to cover our expenditure for transport throughout the region where we are going to indulge with the teenage school students from different schools requiring materials such as sheets, video materials , technical requirement for making a documentary based on our project  . The beneficiaries of the fund will be our team along with the school students and community members. 
The details for the estimate cost(minimum approximation) is listed down below-
  • Transportation, Food and Lodging(For entire month of July)- RS 25,000
  • Cost of organizing and conducting workshop( Preparation, educational sheets , stationary , screening devices , gloves , props) - RS 6,000
  • Hiring of local guide , rents for the spaces of the workshop (contribution for the community ) - Rs 10,000
  • Requirement in technical equipment (for documentary and filming)-                                                                                                                                                                                Prime lens for camera - Rs 8,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ND filters- Rs 2,500                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tripod - Rs 2,000  
  • Post production for documentary (Editing , promotion ) - Rs 8,000 
          TOTAL COST-  approx Rs 60,000

NOTE - The details of all the funds  used (items purchased , travelling and bills will be submitted) as we go ahead with the project 
 








ABOUT US- 

LENKA TOPINKOVA 


Lenka Topinkova is an environmentalist and social activist from Czech Republic. She has been coming to India since 2012 starting as volunteer engaged in work with children, subsequently coordinating project focused on women self-sufficiency in Ladakh. Later on she has started her PhD research and various social works in Northeast India. Throughout her studies and work she has been focusing on an issue of mainstream development concept and its implication on livelihoods of local marginalized communities. In recent years, understanding of traditional approaches to natural ecosystems in the contrast of negative environmental aspects of development concept became a core of her work. Since 2018 she has conducted a few environmental awareness workshops in Nagaland. She stays focused on this area and currently preparing environmental action workshop for teenage school children in Ladakh and Northeast India.

AMAAN HASSAN KHAN


Amaan Hasan Khan is a Director, Sound Designer, Songwriter, Photographer and an Illustrator hailing from the small town of Jamshedpur. Indulging in esotercism and the mainstream simultaneously, he believes there is a middle ground to be found which can push human critical thinking through popular media.

SHAKEB ZUBER 


Shakeb Zuber is an energetic and passionate social science student and an aspiring documentary filmmaker . He believes that the Media and art plays and important role in bridging down the gap between 'what we know' and 'what we feel'.  


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5th July 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support. With whatever money we have raised will be used in the travel expenses across the region. Will keep you posted.

Thank you!
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support. With whatever money we have raised will be used in the travel expenses across the region. Will keep you posted.

Thank you!
24th June 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support. Here is a quick update.                                     

                                          PLAN OF ACTION


As per what we have discussed till now, let us highlight few key things-
  • Our project is divided into two parts. First is doing a workshop , Second is making a documentary
  • We all have 2 weeks as our assigned timeline.
  • Our project will begin just days before the ides of July where couple of days we need to adjust to the environment of kargil and interact with locals.
  • There is no fixed structure as we have a lack of data about the place we might end up in kargil so we have to be flexible in our approach. Keeping in mind that the structure will be set as soon as we begin our journey and made flexible. Presence of mind and commitment is required plus also we have to be logically and creatively be proactive
  • We also need to be in close contacts with the local there if possible before we begin our work
  • FOR WORKSHOP
  • Maximum 20 students we are enrolling from most probably class 8th to 10th class or even 12th class
  • As discussed with Lenka about the school holidays, we have to sort out the schedule for the workshop and also see that at what dates are we covering the workshop .Also whether we are covering in the beginning or towards the end .
  • Documenting the entire workshop on camera is responsibility of Amaan .
  • Each day we will be having a minimum of two hours of workshop and it will go on for 4 days and on the final day i.e the 5th day there will be a performance
  • We need to look for space most probably in schools once it is confirmed and also for the final performance where people from the community will gather .
  • We will also try to invite local authorities and village heads conveying the message to take this initiative forward
  • We will be assigning each day’s work and set out the plan with which student can be involved more into the environmental issue . In regards to this we have discussed several outlines, task and activities we can include .
              FOR DOCUMENTARY
  • Most of our research for the documentary will happen when we reach the spot as we have no prior knowledge about the area specifically regarding the issue we are undertaking
  • Our approach would be on our journey of self-learning, as we go learning about the issue there we will be documenting, meeting people finding out about the how the communities share the relationship with the nature in a particular landscape. Covering the civic , cultural and sociological aspect of man-nature interaction and the awareness of locals
  • Few things we can look for is the Environmental conflict, Encroachment, waste management , understanding of the ill effect of environment depletion by the locals
  • We will cover only a small area ,one or two village . So our limitation is that . Also because our topic is a bit abstract and to narrow it down we will try to focus on human elements. we will pick out characters who have been involved in creating awareness , also few locals . We will be focusing on characters journey, unravelling their world view as we go along.
  • One of the key characters will be Lenka , from her perspective we will cover the issue .

Please keep sharing and donating. Will keep you posted.

Thank you!
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support. Here is a quick update.                                     

                                          PLAN OF ACTION


As per what we have discussed till now, let us highlight few key things-
  • Our project is divided into two parts. First is doing a workshop , Second is making a documentary
  • We all have 2 weeks as our assigned timeline.
  • Our project will begin just days before the ides of July where couple of days we need to adjust to the environment of kargil and interact with locals.
  • There is no fixed structure as we have a lack of data about the place we might end up in kargil so we have to be flexible in our approach. Keeping in mind that the structure will be set as soon as we begin our journey and made flexible. Presence of mind and commitment is required plus also we have to be logically and creatively be proactive
  • We also need to be in close contacts with the local there if possible before we begin our work
  • FOR WORKSHOP
  • Maximum 20 students we are enrolling from most probably class 8th to 10th class or even 12th class
  • As discussed with Lenka about the school holidays, we have to sort out the schedule for the workshop and also see that at what dates are we covering the workshop .Also whether we are covering in the beginning or towards the end .
  • Documenting the entire workshop on camera is responsibility of Amaan .
  • Each day we will be having a minimum of two hours of workshop and it will go on for 4 days and on the final day i.e the 5th day there will be a performance
  • We need to look for space most probably in schools once it is confirmed and also for the final performance where people from the community will gather .
  • We will also try to invite local authorities and village heads conveying the message to take this initiative forward
  • We will be assigning each day’s work and set out the plan with which student can be involved more into the environmental issue . In regards to this we have discussed several outlines, task and activities we can include .
              FOR DOCUMENTARY
  • Most of our research for the documentary will happen when we reach the spot as we have no prior knowledge about the area specifically regarding the issue we are undertaking
  • Our approach would be on our journey of self-learning, as we go learning about the issue there we will be documenting, meeting people finding out about the how the communities share the relationship with the nature in a particular landscape. Covering the civic , cultural and sociological aspect of man-nature interaction and the awareness of locals
  • Few things we can look for is the Environmental conflict, Encroachment, waste management , understanding of the ill effect of environment depletion by the locals
  • We will cover only a small area ,one or two village . So our limitation is that . Also because our topic is a bit abstract and to narrow it down we will try to focus on human elements. we will pick out characters who have been involved in creating awareness , also few locals . We will be focusing on characters journey, unravelling their world view as we go along.
  • One of the key characters will be Lenka , from her perspective we will cover the issue .

Please keep sharing and donating. Will keep you posted.

Thank you!
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Rs.5,700 raised

Goal: Rs.60,000

Beneficiary: SHAKEB ZUBER info_outline

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