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We Support For Education & Health

Access to education and healthcare, and a good infrastructure are major factors in alleviating poverty. In order to improve these in the communities we operate in Brahmin India.

Exploring the Causes is part two of the Education and Health Initiative, a four-part series seeking to raise awareness about the important connections between education and health. Learn more about the initiative here, and explore the other phases below :

Education: It Matters More to Health than Ever Before: An issue brief, animated video, and expanded web content highlighting the growing divergence in health status between Americans with and without an education.

Health Care: Necessary but not Sufficient: An issue brief discussing the role of improved access to health care (and health insurance) in countering the effects of an inadequate education. Health care is necessary but not sufficient in the face of determinants like education – even in places where health care is guaranteed, people with limited education tend to be sicker.

Education and Health: The Return on Investment: A series of issue briefs arguing that spending more to educate our youth could save more on health care costs, and that the reverse is true: cuts in education to “save” money ultimately drive up health care costs

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

People experience the environment in which they live as a combination of physical, chemical, biological, social, cultural, and economic conditions that differ according to the local geography, infrastructure, season, time of day, and activity undertaken. The different environmental health threats can be divided into “traditional hazards, which are associated with lack of development, and the “modern hazards,” which are associated with unsustainable development. The changing pattern of environmental health hazards and associated health risks from traditional to modern with time and economic development has been called the “risk transition. This transition in risks occurs before the “epidemiologic transition,” which is the term applied to the frequently observed shift in the relative importance of traditional (for example, infectious and modem for example, chronic diseases that accompanies development. Traditional hazards are related to poverty and insufficient development. They include lack of access to safe drinking water; inadequate basic sanitation in the house- hold and the community; food contamination with pathogens; indoor air pollution from cooking and heating using biomass fuel or coal; inadequate solid waste disposal; occupational injury hazards in agriculture and cottage industries; natural disasters, including floods, droughts, and earthquakes; and disease vectors, mainly insects and rodents.

Modem hazards are related to rapid development that lacks health and environment safeguards and to unsustainable consumption of natural resources. These hazards include water pollution from populated areas, industry, and intensive agriculture; urban air pollution from automobiles, coal power stations, and industry; solid and hazardous waste accumulation; chemical and radiation hazards due to introduction of industrial and agricultural technologies; emerging and re-emerging infectious disease hazards; deforestation, land degradation, and other major ecological change at local and regional level; climate change; stratospheric ozone depletion; and trans boundary pollution.

One of the differences between traditional and modern environmental health hazards is that the former are often rather quickly expressed as disease. A person drinks polluted water today and develops severe diarrhea tomorrow, for example. The incidence of diarrhea can accordingly be a relatively useful measure of the risk and of our efforts to control it. For many modem environ- mental health hazards, however, a long period may pass before the health effect manifests itself A cancer-causing chemical released into the environment today may not reach a person until it has passed through the food chain for months or years, for instance, and even then may not cause development of a noticeable tumor for decades. Similarly, environmental change, caused by human activities, that occurs over several decades, such as stratospheric ozone depletion due to chlorofluorocarbon emissions, may undermine the life-supporting functions of Earth. So, for modem environmental health hazards, understanding the environmental pathways through which the hazards move is particularly important.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

“Environmental education is a learning process that increases people’s knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges, develops the necessary skills and expertise to address the challenges, and fosters attitudes, motivations and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible actions.”

The components of environmental education

1. Awareness (awareness about environment and its problems)

2. Knowledge (basic knowledge about the environment)

3. Attitude (a sense of responsibility towards the environment)

4. Skill (skills to solve environmental problems)

5. Participation (participate in programs related to environment)

OBJECTIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

1. To create awareness among the students about the environment and its problems.

2. To enable the students to understand the environment and its inter relationship with man.

3. To enable the students to acquire basic knowledge about the environment.

4. To identify the social values which are in harmony with the environmental quality.

5. To create positive attitude among the students towards environment.

6. To develop skills among the students for evaluating environmental measures and educational programs.

7. To develop skills among the students with a view to solve environmental problems.

8. To create a sense of responsibility towards the environment.

IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

EE is very important for the child and adult for self-fulfillment and social development.it helps in maintenance of life and health. In self preservation and in the preservation of human race. It helps to understand different food chains and the ecological balance in nature. It helps to understand and appreciate how the environment is used for making a living and for promoting a material culture.

EE helps in appreciating and enjoying nature and society. It stimulates concern for changing environment in a systematic manner for the long run as well as the immediate welfare of mankind. It directs attention towards the problems of population explosion, exhaustion of natural resources and pollution of the environment and sheds light on methods of solving them.

Plantation India provides full consultancy to the schools and collages for Environmental Education for more details Please contact:

Dr. Rajendra Dube.

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