ESD Story - The Teri-Tetra Pak Step Programme: Grooming Leaders for Sustainable Change

Project SEARCH is a school education programme by The Energy and Research Institute (TERI). A key activity of Project SEARCH is STEP — a leadership development programme for school students which trains and enable young students from classes 9-12 to become leaders in a sustainable development movement.

We picked a young leader — Harshita Saxena — from the STEP programme in Vivek High School, Chandigarh who implemented the Revamping Papyrus Project, under which Harshita and her team recycled scrap to produce diaries, and distributed these diaries in slum areas to show them how to productively use and earn handsomely from the loads of wastepaper they collect.