Pathways International Aravali Highlights
Pathways International School is a private IB school. Students who attend are required to do service projects around their community that are geared towards sustainabilty.
Outdoor Lunch Room
Students' Smile Project
School Library Initiative
Students at Pathways are working to improve equity in low-income communities in the area. Their library project helps members of this community get access to books and computers to further their education.
India Ambassador Program
The India Ambassador program is about creating an ongoing learning exchange with the students in India, in hopes of learning from them about methods of integrating sustainability into the school curriculum and overall project management of these specific systems: water, waste and electricity.
The vision for this program is to have a personal connection with students and teachers from schools in different parts of the country. Through this, we will discuss the projects we are managing and gain insights on how to improve it, while also providing our own thoughts about actions they are taking in their schools.
As the learning exchange grows, India Ambassadors and the students from schools in India will set goals and hold each other accountable for our actions.
- Create an ongoing learning exchange between school in US and India around sustainable practices.
Pathways International School Aravali is a private school located in Gangani, India (near New Delhi, the capital). It has adopted 14 public schools around the area. In all of these public schools, Pathways has funded and helped install clean drinking water (filtered without electricity), and solar panels among other things.
During our visit, we learned about electricity, wastewater, stormwater, water supply and waste systems in Pathways and the public schools that Pathways has adopted, as well as shared these systems as they apply to the King County area.
In addition to the “Muscan” project -- where students paint the public schools to make them more appealing to the students -- Pathways students also manage other projects regarding social justice issues. Through their school, they have created a changing station for the girls at a couple of the schools to prevent puberty from interrupting their education.
Wastewater treatment at Pathways
- One of our ambassadors, Aditi Jain, visited Pathways and interacted with students about systems and projects
- Updated each other about our progress and projects through a follow-up Skype meeting
- Connect again to discuss goals and progress since the previous meeting and for future meetings
- Form a relationship with Pathways and HPS Hudlamane
HPS Hudlamane School is a public school located in Uttara Kannada. It has fully embraced the concept of conservation education through learning by art and experiences. It contains the same standard curriculum points; they are just taught in a hands-on way that inspires creativity.
A local farmer, Balachandra Hedge, created this sustainability aspect to the Indian curriculum as a way to improve the education in his daughter’s school. He has “converted nature into a classroom” for all of the students there.
- Organized the initial meeting with Mr. Hedge and some of his students
- Join together in the first Skype meeting to start an ongoing learning exchange about the sustainable systems
- Engage in another meeting to talk about goals with some students at HPS Hudlamane