Changing the Community - Dragomirești Secondary School, Dâmbovița

The students from Secondary School Dragomiresti decided to get involved in environmental activities to bring change in their community. The students found countless problems in the community and school they would like to address. They decided to build awareness in their community regarding the environment and living a healthy harmonious life.

The students when to the city hall to speak withe the vice mayor, the mayor and local environment representative to talk about how they can bring change together. The students created brochures to promote the project and recruited volunteers to support their community cleaning and school beautification initiative.

Change story facilitated by teacher Dragomir Cristian.

List all the problems identified by students:

- School - lack of gym for the PA;

- Locally - lack of sewage system and the lack of an after school center.

-Community - students realized that the community is not aware of the importance of keeping a clean environment for a healthy living and they are not involve in protecting the environment;

What problem was selected and why:

The students decided to focus on protecting the environment because they want to live in a healthy place.

Who is affected by this problems and how?

Community members who want to spend time in nature are the ones affected the most. The environment is not taken care of and this bothers the students.

List all the solutions you have thought of:

Students goal was to spread awareness at the community level regarding the negative effects of pollution by conducting the following activities:

- create awareness environmental awareness materials;

- engage with local leadership to help them reduce pollution by supporting their initiative;

- organize an info session at the community level;