About Climate EduXchange

After the advent of the "Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Schools" Scheme in December, 2004 by MHRD, ICT has become a necessity and a way of life in most of the schools in India. ICT tools provide opportunities to students to build their capacity on technical skills and are a major catalyst to bridge the digital divide amongst students of various socio economic and other geographical barriers.

Scope of information and communication technology for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has progressed over the years. It not only enables exchange of ideas and encourages others to make a difference in their own communities but also facilitate education that is activity-oriented and stimulates a desire to learn and act locally between people in physically distant areas.

To consider recent advances in ICT technology and its potential in ESD, TERI in partnership with Dell Global Giving initiated Project Climate EduXchange in 2009. The project aims at harnessing the power of ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) to reach out to students and teachers on key issues related to Climate Change and to touch upon lives of those categories of schools which have minimal access to technology. It provides a platform to the target group to share information and ideas across disciplines through a dynamic web repository; http://www.climateeduxchange.org and promote the spirit of volunteerism amongst the DELL employees.

Over the years the project has reached out to approximately 400 schools and has impacted over 150000 students and 1000 teachers across the country. Currently in its sixth year of operation the project has intensified its operations in 60 schools in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and NCR.