“APES” (AIESEC Project on Environmental Sustainability)
Climate change is becoming a major issue in the world today. Sri Lanka is a
vulnerable island of its effects on the globe because the country is an island, hence is in a verge
of getting drowned in the deep blue sea. It’s a proven fact that most of the causes of
climate change are due to human activities that are harmful to the environment. This is because of
the lack of the awareness among the people. This project will be a starting point of making a
difference in a rather practical way. We plan to get closer to the society to make the society
aware about the cause of Climate change and also its effects over the human kind.
The project addresses the issue of climate change and lack of sustainability in
human activities on the environment. The project aims to create sufficient awareness among social
entities regarding the negative effects of their harmful activities over the environment and the
causes of climate change.
The target audience
Students in government and private schools of Sri Lanka
Students of other higher education institutes
How does the Project work?
AIESEC’s global internship Program enables young undergraduates and recent
graduates to go overseas and get a working experience. This Internship program facilitates the
interns to get an International experience which will be a life changing point for them.
The project will be run with the involvement of these interns who are willing to come to Sri
Lanka and help us with the Project activities. The Interns will be trained to go to the planned
target audiences and make them aware by conducting awareness sessions. In addition to this, the
interns will involve in organizing some special activities to make this project much visible and
Lineup of activities for the first phase of the Project
Series of sessions based on the major topics addressed by the Project (Global
warming, other effects of Climate change, renewable energy sources and energy saving)
A Poster competition organized with the involvement of the school children on
the above mentioned topics.
Field visits to natural rainforests of Sri Lanka and other landmarks in terms of
environment in Sri Lanka.
Photographic exhibition in alignment with the field tours. And a discussion
forum organized parallel to the exhibition.
Involvement in other projects on tree planting and sustainability.
The organizing committee is welcome to organize event based on their preference
and alignment to the scope of the project.
Intern Job Roles.
A total of 12 Internships will be realized for Project nationally. So the Job
role of the volunteering interns will be directly related to the scope of the Project mentioned
above. Shown below, is the sample job description in an ideal case of an internship.
Participate in the train the trainers programs organized by AIESEC to gain
knowledge about the issue that is being addressed
Carry out awareness sessions in the above mentioned institutions.
Prepare session material, presentations as required by the intern.
Carry out Train the Trainer sessions for the incoming interns.
Take part in the field tours organized in collaboration with other active
organizations in the same area.
Capture special features of the Natural environment, environmentally harmful
activities and profile the pictures for the photographic exhibition which is held in the end of
Help the Organizing Committee with the Poster exhibition arrangements and