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International Conference – Singapore!

Excitement is high for the final day, Day 3, of the 2019 International YPPP, It’s Our Future Earth Conference and SDG Challenge 3.0.

Our 3-day conference is a partnership with school students, science education centres and education and sustainability professionals which emphasises STEM and IT skills, strategic planning, social business innovation, UN linkages, future and global competencies and international collaboration.

There really are too many good things to mention them all but for now note the Tour of the Science Centre Singapore, the Real Lives and Balance for the Planet workshops, the Gala Dinner with special guest speaker Professor Graham Durant; the Sustainable Singapore Gallery (SSG) Tour and Sustainability Skills Workshop; a Youth Leadership workshop with WWF Singapore’s Chitra Venkatesh; and a very special first-in-Singapore screening of the 2040 #JoinTheRegeneration movie, hosted by Sustainable Singapore Gallery and with an introduction by producer Damon Gameau.

Program download here. Media release here.

View Plans

View the latest completed national plans:

Download the first Australian national plan here (2017).  Download the first Mauritian national plan here (2018). More to come!

Download the first Australian regional and local government area plans here (2018 and 2019).

Australian Capital Territory | Western Australia | South Australia | New South Wales | Townsville LGA Queensland  )

Login, Research and Planning

Ready to get started? Contact us to get registered – it’s FREE – then Login at the login button or here.

Next steps: Select Research and follow the instructions to complete the preliminary surveys. Then select Planning and you are on your way!

Thinking of inviting a friend or colleague at another school to work together? That works even better!

 

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Registering schools in the National and International Programs

Joining the program and accessing resources is free to schools and always will be.

Schools register for both the national and international programs through a teacher-only online registration. Schools can participate either as an extracurricular activity, or as a class, or as a whole-school integrated curricular activity.

Schools can also choose their own level of participation: some choose to be sponsored by community partners, to interact and present through national and international video and launch events, and/or to even travel as a team of delegates to attend the international and national YPPP conferences.

The program operates over 5 Key Phases:

  • Phase 1: 1st month (Research and Orientation);
  • Phase 2: 1st and 2nd month (Discovery);
  • Phase 3: 3rd month (Build EcoZone Regional Plan);
  • Phase 4: 4th and 5th months (Combine State and National Plans); and
  • Phase 5: 5th, 6th and 7th months (Engage: Presentations to local politicians and community leaders in each participating country via plan launches, and an optional International Conference with a built-in SDG Challenge Competition)

How does the schools’ program operate?

The schools’ program can commence at any time,  after a program launch event. For many schools, this occurs in March. Schools then each take on one of the EcoZones across their country; for example, there are 10 EcoZones in Mauritius and 20 EcoZones across Australia.

Approximately 17 students, comprising of 1 team leader, 1 business plan manager, and 1 student, are allocated to one each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Preference is given to teachers with science, economics, HSIE and geography backgrounds. However, this is not exclusive,  and teachers will be encouraged to apply for the program based on their enthusiasm and passion for developing understanding and addressing the issues of local and global sustainability.

Each school needs to provide a dedicated Plan for the Planet room with computing and communications facilities. Each school will be supported by both a regional university and consultancy practice acting as key sources of expertise.

Role of Students

Students are invited to ask their teacher to register for a login to find out more, and then join YPPP on behalf of their school. Once a teacher receives a registration login and formally joins then they invite students to be enrolled – usually through student emails. Each Teacher-Students team will then automatically be registered as the local delegate of the international Plan for the Planet program, meet other delegates and get to work!

How do the students operate within the program?

Once a student is invited by their teacher(s) to apply for the program, they may be selected based on their background in the key curriculum areas – science, economics, HSIE and geography, as well as their interest and passion for local, regional and global sustainability.

The 17 or more students comprises of 1 team leader, 1 business plan manager, with ideally one student responsible for each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals – totalling 17 or more students per school.

The program is supported by a dedicated Plan for the Planet website that provides access to: a Plan for the Planet Build Site, an on-site Forum for teacher collaboration, and Experts and Resources.

Role of Teachers

Teachers are invited to apply on behalf of their school, either as an extracurricular program or as a program integrated into the curriculum.

How do teachers operate within the program?

Usually, teachers collaborate in the program to take the roles of Team Leader, Business Plan Coordinator, and Expert Resource Coordinator and do this for all of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Program deliverables and outcomes are based on the 5 Key Program Phases and supported by a dedicated Plan for the Planet Website which provides access to the Plan for the Planet Build, Forum and Expert Resources.

View Plans

View the latest completed national plans:

Download the first Australian national plan here (2017).  Download the first Mauritian national plan here (2018). More to come!

Download the first Australian regional and local government area plans here (2018 and 2019).

Australian Capital Territory | Western Australia | South Australia | New South Wales | Townsville LGA Queensland  )

A bit more about ‘National Plans’

In 2018 and 2019 both students from both Australia and Mauritius collaborated across their respective countries to develop initial national plans. View the 2018 Mauritius plan here and the 2018 Australia plan here.

All the 2019 national and international plans will be available for download here in the week of the end of year international conference.

In 2019 our colleagues in the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre (RJSC) Mauritius ran the YPPP program as a national schools SDG Challenge competition. The winning entry was selected to represent RJSC as the program organiser and was awarded the Grand Winner of the National Productivity and Quality Convention (NPQC 2019) organized by the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC), Mauritius.  The RGSC team presented the “Young Mauritians’ Plan for the Planet Project” as an exemplary and innovative programme that the centre has implemented with the view to reduce inefficiency in the organization of educational activities.

The Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre team, comprising of Mr Prakash Jhugaroo (Manager – Graphics and Exhibition), Mrs B. Kamudu Applasawmy (Resource Officer/Senior Resource Officer, and Project Coordinator, YMPP), and Mr Sookdeo Rungoo (Manager/Curator – Education),  then presented the same project at the international International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC) held in Tokyo from 23 to 26 September 2019.

Mauritius A Hub For Life Not Drugs SBSC – Sookdeo Secondary School Winning Video

 

 

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