SJEC AICTE IDEA Lab successfully organized its fourth workshop of “Life Skills Workshop Series 2023”.
Mangaluru: The fourth session of the Life Skills Workshop Series 2023, titled “Domestic Wet Waste Management Skills, was organized on August 11, 2023, at SJEC AICTE IDEA Lab from 3 to 5 p.m. Ms. Ramitha Shailendra Rao, a social activist and entrepreneur from Karkala, was the resource person for the program. She is also honored for her achievements in social service with the Kittur Rani Chennamma Award by the Government of Karnataka and the Youth Icon Award by the Udupi Kannada Culture department. The workshop was an eye-opener for the participants as they learned about problems generated due to waste dumping, the non-segregation of waste, and its environmental impact. The resource person then explained various techniques used to utilize wet waste and gave a demonstration of the “pipe composting method” to manage kitchen waste. It requires about 10 feet in height, 3 to 5-inch diameter PVC pipe, an equal quantity of cow dung and jaggery, and a small quantity of curd along with the wet waste. Those who do not have land and live in a flat can use the three-pot method with a similar approach to generate manure from the decomposition of kitchen waste. A total of 50 participants actively participated, which included both staff and students.
At the end of the session, participants shared their experiences and valuable feedback regarding the workshop and appreciated the efforts put in by the institution in coming up with this useful life skills initiative for the students at SJEC. The domain expert was felicitated with a memento as a token of gratitude for sharing her knowledge with the students. The workshop witnessed the active participation of teaching staff, technical staff of the SJEC AICTE IDEA lab, as well as a few non-teaching staff.