A SPOTLIGHT ON INDIA ...
WHAT'S GOING ON The World Teenage Reporting Project > Climate Champions showcases profiles by teenage reporters from around the world of other teenagers (and sometimes children or adults the reporters chose) who are succeeding in the quest to save the planet.
"Far too recently, I heard some very esteemed adults at a major global conference who still felt the need to tell young people what they should be doing around saving the planet, when it is clearly the young who are leading the way in so many forms. We are very happy to be able to show some examples and very thankful for the work of the teenage journalists and their mentors who made this storytelling possible."
-- Dr. Aralynn McMane, Director, Global Youth & News Media
This showcase spotlights climate champions from India. For student journalists there, as Revathi R, editor of the Chennai -based youth newsroom YOCee.in put it, "it is a real stress-buster to get to know and speak to people with positive thoughts during a time when [the students are otherwise] reading and reporting about the Covid-19 pandemic."
“The solutions journalism approach to the stories gives them hope that the society is taking the issue seriously and working towards solutions,” she said.
Vira Sharma, managing editor of The Global Times, the journalism project of Amity International Schools, also thinks this focus benefits her team:
“From social initiatives by teenagers during pandemic to young climate warriors, The Global Times reporters got a chance to understand various issues, the underlying root problems and their innovative solutions as they went around interviewing their peers in India.“
THE GLOBAL TIMES
Raghav Pardasani,18, produces hand-made bags from the "stubble" farmers leave behind in fields after they harvest rice straw, which they would normally have burned, adding massively to the pollution of Delhi from its neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.
REPORTING by ANUSHKA RAMESH