We engaged with Academy for Earth Sustainability through our middle school CSR program at the American School of Bombay.
We were very impressed with the curriculum that AES put together for our students. There was a logical flow to the events, starting with taking the time to understand the context and learning more about the site. This was followed by engaging kids in the DT process.
Their faculty were incredibly knowledgeable and adept at working with our students. They knew when to be gentle and when to push thinking. By the end of the year, students had had designed parts of a playground with recycled materials, created an art mural, built a part of the food garden and also developed a video of the whole process.
We received excellent feedback from our faculty about the overall project, the choices for tasks offered to students, the support from AES and their openness to feedback. We were also incredibly impressed with their level of knowledge about permaculture and their passion for the work they do.
I would highly recommend international schools working with AES for their student programs in environmental education or service projects. It is a professionally run small organization that combines personal passion for and in depth knowledge of sustainable living with an understanding of how to work with children- a rare combination.