Udupi: The Department of Allied Hospitality Studies, MSc HTM, WGSHA, Manipal University conducted Swachch Bharath awareness to the students of Hirebettu School through Student Empowerment for Environmental Development (SEED) project.
SEED project is to earn course credit, develop professional skills, gain first-hand work experience, and advance Manipal University’s sustainability goals. SEED is an effective way to build applied campus sustainability projects into the course through various community outreach programmes.
The SEED Sustainability Program advances campus sustainability by creating partnerships between students, community and faculty on innovative and impactful environmental projects. The SEED Program provides opportunities to be an active student citizen.
Students participating in a SEED project will help them to prepare for professional work in their field and help them develop career-relevant experience. MSc HTM students have already completed more than 25 SEED projects including environmental awareness, training to self-help women group, School garden projects, Vermicomposting consultation, Waste recycling projects in schools, computer education, English coaching to school children, arts and craft classes, Swachch Bharath Abhyan camps, beach cleaning awareness projects, village adoption and development scheme etc in the community since 2015.
The Environmental and Swachch Bharath SEED project at Hirebettu School on October 8, 2016 was led by a student leader under the guidance of faculty members. The MSc HTM student team had taken the Hirebettu School students to Century farm to promote clean farming concepts through a farm seminar.