Educating the Future Raising awareness on environmental issues with FDH through educational opportunity. Kathryn Davies - PhD student in Musicology at HKU
Optional: collect data and feedback about how many bottles are being used, recycled, and what other waste is being generated.
- To raise awareness of environmental issues locally and globally among the migrant worker community (focus on women FDH).
- To provide an educational learning opportunity for migrant workers. Skills include: basic biology and environmental science, life skills, English vocabulary.
- To provide participants a free, reusable stainless steel water bottle as a token for behavior change.
- To increase the employability of local migrant workers.
Step 1: Participants attend for a 1-day (or half day) in-class course.
Step 2: Participants attend a half-day beach clean-up event locally.
Step 3: Upon completion of steps 1-2, participants receive a free stainless steel reusable water bottle and a certificate of participation.
- Contact points:
o Enrich NGO: through which to offer course, logistical help, content planning to make course more suitable for workers.
o Plastic Free Seas: course material content development.
o Eco-marine NGO: course material content development.
o Water bottle sponsors to contact: Klean Kanteen, Round the World, Ying Cheong Leather Goods camping equipment (wholesale Klean Kanteen distributor).
- Costs: ~$30hkd/bottle, if bought in bulk (~1,000) = $30,000 hkd needed.
o Sharon Lee: English vocabulary help; English educator at HKAPA, native Tagalog speaker.
- Costs (rough outline)
1,000 participants, offering course 30 times:
- ~$30hkd/bottle, if bought in bulk (~1,000) = $30,000 hkd needed.
- Cleanup supplies, ~$300 per cleanup x30 cleanups = $9,000.
- Course expenses must be discussed.
- Rough estimate of total costs: $50,000/1,000 participants.
- Additional supplies needed: advertising materials, certificate printing.
o Suggestions for fundraising:
- Credit Suisse, and Gregory Moraitis (my partner) climbing trip.
- Stages in planning:
- Meet with Enrich, discuss needs of workers and possibility for collaboration.
- Meet with Plastic Free Seas and Eco-Marine to discuss content.
- Develop course materials
- Select beaches for cleaning.
- Promote/advertise the course.
- Start first enrolment and course!