About the Portal
WHO WE ARE
In 2021, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) initiated ‘Promoting Science & Health Communication through Outreach and Capacity Building of School Students and Linked Communities’ catalysed and supported by National Council for Science and Technology Communication, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, with the objective to make efforts towards building capacity in science, health and personal behaviours amongst the young brigade of the country along with their linked communities and to develop scientific temperament amongst educators for adopting sustainable healthy lifestyles.
TERI believes that education is the key to bringing a change in lifestyles. The mission of this portal is to sensitize students and their linked communities on addressing issues like COVID-19 risks at all levels with the help of public communication and outreach activities. Besides this, it also aims to inculcate scientific temper in students for adopting sustainable healthy lifestyles, and nurturing scientific culture among masses.
WHAT WE AIM TO DO
The project will be implemented in different schools in New Delhi and NCR, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and the nearby regions through a series of workshops and competitions for students and teachers. Communities in school vicinity and parents will be involved through action projects led by the schools.
Adjusting to the norms of the new normal and created as a response to the COVID-19 situation, TERI has transformed its learning spaces into digitized mediums to reach out to a large section of its target group. A portal, SEHAT, has been created as a part of the programme. SEHAT is an acronym which stands for Science Education and Health Awareness Tool. This portal is designed and developed by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) and catalyzed and supported by National Council for Science and Technology Communication, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The objective of the portal is to provide knowledge and information on COVID-19 health behaviours and individual’s response to deal with the problem.
Through the portal masses can be reached out by providing them with an opportunity to read and download resource material such as infographics and tutorials on current pandemic and other issues of scientific relevance for their knowledge enhancement. The portal will feature success stories and online quizzes for children, along with major outcomes of government sponsored studies on COVID-19. Besides this, the portal will allow users to connect with the project team by sharing success stories and queries.
For further information, please contact
Environment Education & Awareness Area, TERI
6C, Darbari Seth Block,
India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi- 110003