The society promotes capitalism in the form of consumerism. To fulfill the endless need for consumerism, natural resources are depleted at an unprecedented rate to generate commodities, creating all sorts of environmental problems. As the cycle continues to spiral downwards, many young people fear the future, believing themselves to be powerless to change the society and the environment. This is because empowering environmental studies and behavior changing program are still missing from the current education curriculum.
There is a pressing need to raise environmental awareness in the school environment but with the heavy teaching load, most teachers do not have the spare capacity to develop a comprehensive environmental curriculum. Reconnect takes the load off the teachers to provide environmental programs for schools. Our services aim to reconnect students back to the environment by introducing them to the basics of environmental science through a series of fun and interactive learning experiences.
IR Dr. Elizabeth Lai