Articles by snehlata alphonso

Snehlata Alphonso has completed her double Masters in Education and Human Rights and has a B.Ed with 25 years of teaching experience. She is an active member of her parish community and heads the Green Guardians Cell. She is the secretary of the Parish Council. She is a certified Cambridge educator for ‘Global Perspectives’ – an IGCSE subject at Cambridge. Besides working part time at Cathedral and John Connon School, she is mentor and trainer for teachers, students and schools on the subject and other educational life skill topics and is tied up with ‘Collins’ as a teacher trainer. She has completed her Eco Ambassador and IMFE courses that revolved around saving the environment as the centre team of study.

Earlier, a single get together of about 200 parishioners of the St. Francis Xavier Church would generate heaps of plastic waste. One can only imagine the amount of waste generated at multiple gatherings held throughout the year. As an ecology enthusiast and an educator, I was concerned about how we were harming the environment. I have mentored students about biodiversity and ecosystem loss, climate change, sustainability as part of the curriculum. I realised it was time for us to take collective action as a community.  In the words of Pope Francis, "As stewards of God's creation, we are called to…

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