Nisargachi Dhamaal Shala

From Education to Action

‘Nisargachi Dhamaal Shala’ (‘Fun School for Nature’) is Paani Foundation’s workshop for students in Zilla Parishad schools in Maharashtra. It has been created with the mission of sensitising students on crucial environmental issues, and inspiring direct action. No textbooks, homework or exams are involved, and the programme is free of cost. This is an emotional experience that educates and instills love towards nature.

Students learn about issues such as climate change, water scarcity and conservation through games, films and experiments. These fun games and audio visual materials have been specially created to amplify participation and impact.

Across a total of just 13 weeks in 2019 and 2020, Nisargachi Dhamaal Shala reached 65,000 students in 1,900 Zilla Parishad schools, across 76 talukas of Maharashtra. The programme was conducted in villages participating in the Water Cup and Samruddha Gaon  competitions. Therefore, students had direct access to a platform to implement their learnings and be part of the fight against drought and climate change.

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(Scale across 2019-2020)

‘Nisargachi Dhamaal Shala’ (‘Fun School for Nature’) is Paani Foundation’s workshop for students in Zilla Parishad schools in Maharashtra. It has been created with the mission of sensitising students on crucial environmental issues, and inspiring direct action. No textbooks, homework or exams are involved, and the programme is free of cost. This is an emotional experience that educates and instills love towards nature.

Students learn about issues such as climate change, water scarcity and conservation through games, films and experiments. These fun games and audio visual materials have been specially created to amplify participation and impact.

Across a total of just 13 weeks in 2019 and 2020, Nisargachi Dhamaal Shala reached 65,000 students in 1,900 Zilla Parishad schools, across 76 talukas of Maharashtra. The programme was conducted in villages participating in the Water Cup and Samruddha Gaon  competitions. Therefore, students had direct access to a platform to implement their learnings and be part of the fight against drought and climate change.

0 Govt Schools

0 students

(Scale across 2019-2020)

Initiatives Led by Students

Fundraising for village level requirements

Nursery creation and digging soak pits

Hosting gram sabhas, rallies and cleanliness drives

Impact Stories

Schoolgirls in Beed donate 32 litres of diesel for machine work, and inspire their village to donate 5,500 litres more!

Twins in Latur inspire their village to become a part of the movement against drought.

11-year-old ‘Rani of Jhansi’ in Parbhani overcomes personal challenges, and goes door-to-door to motivate her village to become water-abundant

Impact Stories

Schoolgirls in Beed donate 32 litres of diesel for machine work, and inspire their village to donate 5,500 litres more!

Twins in Latur inspire their village to join the movement against drought.

11-year-old ‘Rani of Jhansi’ in Parbhani overcomes personal challenges, and goes door-to-door to motivate her village to become water-abundant.