Ms Priyanka Rai
Ms Priyanka Rai is the first teacher in India to be a UN-accredited Climate Change Teacher. Priyanka can now deliver up to date climate change lessons to all pupils at Hopetown Girls’ School, Dehradun and plans to share Best Practice in an inset day on 9th October 2019 with all teaching staff, so that they too can take part in this new innovative programme being trialled in schools in the U.K.
Priyanka Rai, an English teacher, at Hopetown Girls’ School, says, “Our Carbon emissions are leading to global warming and each and every one of us needs to make better lifestyle choices to reduce our carbon footprint”.
Ms Maya Norula, the Principal of the school says, “We are all proud of Priyanka’s achievements and of the fact that she is the first teacher in India to qualify in Climate Control. At a time like this, when the world needs leaders and workers enthused about creating change, I am sure that Priyanka will be a great inspiration to all her young pupils in the school and to her colleagues.”
The UN Climate Change Teacher Academy is being delivered by Harwood Education, in partnership with the One United Nations Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) and sponsored by Young Presidents’ Organisation(YPO). Not only will teachers be able to teach their pupils vital lessons about climate change but they will also earn CPD and certification from the United Nations.
Congratulations Priyanka Ma’am from all at Hopetown.