Mobius Foundation, a non-profit organization working towards environmental sustainability, today, announced the launch of India’s first environment school in Coorg, Karnataka, the statement said.
World Environment School, Coorg (WESc) will be the first school in India and South Asia to take a leading role in promoting and delivering environmental education with sustainability at its core. This boarding school is spread over a hundred acres across the beautiful hills of Coorg, the school’s focus is to build strong environmental and moral values among its students.
WESc will be operational from 2021 for Grade 6 to 12 students from India and around the world. The school will cater to the parents who want the next generation to be actively involved in the protection and sustainability of the environment apart from a world-class education.
The school will be set up with assistance from Whitgift School, a leading British educational institute and a part of Whitgift Foundation, a charity based in Croydon, South London, England. Whitgift School will provide academic support to WESc which would involve establishing all aspects of the curriculum and syllabus development, assessment and best-teaching, and learning practices.
Mr Pradip Burman, Chairman, Mobius Foundation, said, “Education for Sustainable Development is not only about being environmentally-friendly; it also involves developing life-skills including leadership, communication, and management; all of which are extremely important for personal development.”
WESc will offer an international curriculum with affiliation from Cambridge Assessments and International Baccalaureate. It will be blended with a cutting edge environmental curriculum designed by the Centre for Environment Education (CEE).
The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepare students for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities, the statement said.