Thought for the day

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8

Daily Reading

EXODUS

3:1-22



  • School Twinning  Initiative on Ecological Concerns Ecological Concerns

    The teachers' training for School twinning initiative (STI) was held on 24th and 25th February 2020 at CSI Synod Centre, Chennai. Dr Mathew Koshy Punnackad explained the significance of teaching Sustainable values to Children and about School twinning Initiative(STI). Mr SonyThomas, an HR trainer, motivated the teachers for giving leadership in eco-activities in their schools. Mr Saravanan, a WWF staff, enlightened the teachers on Plastic tide turner project of UNEP. Hence CSI is the official partner of this project of UNEP in South India, he requested the cooperation of all the teachers. Mr Ranjit Daniels, Managing Director of Care Earth, explained how to make STI more meaningful and relevant. Rev. Sunil Raj Philip, Director of Communications Department of the CSI Synod, delivered the concluding address. Thirty-five teachers participated.

    The following Schools will be having a twinning programme with the Oxford Schools in the United Kingdom from June 2020 onwards.

    Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

    • CSI EM aided Primary School, Eluru ( KG Diocese)
    • CSI Joseph Memorial Primary School, Katrappally (Karimnagar)
    • CSI Aided Primary School Bhadrachalam ( Dornakal)

    Kerala

    • CMS LP School Ennoormvayal, Vechoochira ( Madhya Kerala Diocese)
    • CMS LP School Urakam (Cochin)
    • BEM School, Payannoor (Malabar)

    Tamilnadu

    • OCPM Primary School, Madurai (Madurai Diocese)
    • CSI Vestry Nursery and Primary School, Trichy (Trichy- Tanjore Diocese)
    • CSI Primary School, St. Thomas Church Road, Ooty (Coimbatore Diocese)

    Evaluations
    Jacqueline Bina Stanly, BEM Lower Primary School Payannur, Malabar Diocese: "All the sessions were very useful and thought-provoking."

    M. Lilly Manohari , OCPM girls Higher Secondary School, Madurai Diocese: "The training was very useful. It was an eye-opener. I will teach my students the information I gathered from here."

    Ms Grace Devang, CSI EM AP School, Krishna Godavari Diocese: "Very effective training. Our School avoided plastic and junk foods. We use cloth bags. We plant saplings on the birthdays of our students."

    Ms Norah Prithviraj, St. Mary’s Aided High School, Dornakal Diocese: "The resource persons' ability in imparting knowledge and the motivation given was awesome. I shall try my best to be a role model for my children. Our school will for a healthy environment."

    Prof. Dr Mathew Koshy Punnackad
    Hon. Director,
    CSI SynodDept.of Ecological Concerns

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