CLEAN (Coastal Livelihoods and Environmental Action Network)
Education in Khulna Sadar
AddressNuri Manjil, 39 Farukia Mosque Cross Road, Boyra, Khulna 9000, Bangladesh. Khulna.. P.C. 9000, Khulna Sadar, Khulna.
What you should know about CLEAN (Coastal Livelihoods and Environmental Action Network)
We promote Local Ecology Based Adaptation (LEBA) to ensure sustainable livelihoods of natural resource dependent coastal communities through environmental protection. To this end, we work with smallholders and women farmers, fisher folks, forest peoples, indigenous communities, and other producers to protect natural resources like forests, common water bodies, land resources, mineral resources and atmosphere from grabbing by powerful groups including International Financial Institutes (IFIs), corporate companies and vested interest groups. We also work with schoolteachers and students, academia, researchers, sociopolitical leaders, media, Local Government Institutes (LGIs) and local administrations to create enabling environment for people and the ecology.
We serve the natural resource dependent people in the sectors of Agriculture and Livelihoods, Climate Change, Environment & Forest, Health & Population, Humanitarian Response, Socioeconomic Justice and Water Governance.
Vision: To establish an environment friendly, poverty free secular society with equity and justice in Bangladesh.
Mission: CLEAN organizes strategically important activities aimed at or related to innovation in development and smallholder producers rights through delivering essential supports to the deprived communities, social action research, campaign and advocacy. Through ideas, knowledge and innovations, it aims to potentially contribute to critical social, economic, environmental and political justice at all levels of the society. The CLEAN works in favour of people’s rights and socioeconomic development, which in turn will facilitate a sustainable and equitable improvement of life especially for women, children, ethnic communities, religious minority and also the disadvantaged population through their increased participation in socioeconomic, cultural and civil life.
Purpose: The ultimate purpose of the organization is to help in building strategies and solutions embodied in public and private actions to advance individual freedoms and collective actions, international solidarity while keeping firm on social justice and human rights perspective. Challenging hegemonic ideas and promoting transformative social actions are the fundamentals of CLEAN’s activities.
The Bengali version of Marvellous Mangrove Curriculum (MM Curriculum) has been developed through one year-long hard work of a group of 15 teachers, 17 researchers, 5 education specialists and 8 environmentalists. See the development process of Marvellous Mangroves here. It becomes a 360 page guideline for the teachers and students with descriptions on the topics, a bunch of illustrations, fact sheets, hands-on activities and guide for field trip. The Curriculum covered different issues including mangrove ecosystems, livelihoods, water cycle, microorganisms, threatened species, fishes and aquatic resources, birds, pollution, mangrove tourism, ecological restoration and local culture. It is developed carefully so that it can comply with and enhance students’ knowledge on the national curriculum of Bangladesh.
CLEAN has organized first 3-day-long workshop on the Marvellous Mangroves in July 2013. The main author Martin A. Keeley facilitated the workshop with involvement of 10 schoolteachers and 5 environmental activists of the Sundarbans zone. The second workshop with involvement of 12 teachers, 12 students and 12 environmental activists has been organized in December 2014. The participants were oriented on teaching methods, guidelines on activities and participated in different conservation activities during the workshop. More than 3000 students and 100 teachers of Six schools in Khulna and Bagerhat districts are covered under Marvellous Mangroves Curriculum at initial level.
The schools started implementing MM Curriculum from January 2015 and education materials including magnifying lenses, microscopes and reference books have been provided to the schools. The students and teachers also formed Mangrove Clubs in their schools to implement the Curriculum properly through classroom-based and outdoor activities.
Another workshop has been organized by CLEAN and MREA from 29-31 July 2015 with active participation of Teachers and Students who are involved with Mangrove Clubs and Science Education in their schools.
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