• Thousands of young people have ventured outside to learn entrepreneurial and practical skills through green business internships in Bihar, even as schools remained closed.
  • Now they made a TV show about it.

When their schools closed, thousands of young people in Bihar ventured outside to learn entrepreneurial and life skills through green business internships with sustainable entrepreneurs solving climate change.

Now they’ve made a TV show about it – Rough Cut, Get a Plan TV, premieres Monday the 21stst March 2022 on Zee Bihar Jharkhand TV channel, Monday to Friday at 2:30 p.m.

First cut, get a TV plan, is a television series made by young people in Bihar for young people who, in the midst of the pandemic, have ventured outdoors to learn outdoors in a safe Covid-19 environment, on the ground with sustainable entrepreneurs. The young people completed back-to-back 21-day green business courses in everything from beekeeping and organic farming to solar engineering and waste management. They gained hands-on work experience outside of what it means to run a sustainable business on the frontlines of climate change. Go to schoolthe non-profit creative educational trust, with the support of the IKEA Foundation and in cooperation with the Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC), designed and organized green business internships in Bihar in 10 districts to see if they could design an experiential green environment. skills experience to equip young people with the skills they need to solve climate change, while schools were closed.

In an unpredictable world, being unreasonable can be a very good thing. Especially for young green start-up entrepreneurs. Patience is a virtue, they say, although sometimes good, it is a virtue that might need to be updated to be impatient when the world is on fire when schools are overwhelmed by monsoon floods. In a world where weather, events and everything else are unpredictable, being impatient, being unreasonable is a very good thing.

With schools reopening, Green Enterprise placements will continue with ‘school outside‘, a proven model of being able to deliver uninterrupted green skills training, on-site, with sustainable contractors. Skills + Experience.

Kiran Kumari, State Program Manager, BEPC, says: We may not have fully emerged from the pandemic, but when we were there, we had to find a meaningful way to empower many young people to learn lasting skills – offline, on the ground, experiential learning . Online education was always going to have limits. We’re not known for our stellar bandwidths anywhere in rural India, and so there was an opportunity, a chance if you will, to design to deliver hands-on sustainable skills training outdoors with real entrepreneurs. We liked the idea; illustrated novels delivered to young people outside while they were on a beekeeping or organic farming course. Tracking everything through an APP was a good innovation, it allowed all of us to see the progress made by young people and to realize, together, that we can adapt as education systems to offer young people, outside .

Vivek Singh, Portfolio Manager – Employment and Entrepreneurship at the IKEA Foundation, says: “Communicating the concepts of green business and green skills is not always easy. By providing on-the-job sustainable business skills as part of their green business internships, Get A Plan helped young people find their own meaning for these concepts. It inspired 35 young people to find local solutions to fight climate change where they live by starting new businesses. It’s exciting to see that when the world was largely working from home, young people took the risk of trying something new.

Lisa Heydlauff, founder and director of Going to School, says: “The pandemic has changed everything. We are called Going to School and suddenly there were no more schools. We had three things we could choose to put together. Graphic novels, outdoor skills experiments with entrepreneurs and a tracking app, so we tried it, and it worked, giving us space between the pandemic and the next crisis, climate change, to design for the present and equip young people wherever they are. could be in Bihar, with the skills they need to innovate with green businesses that solve climate change and create jobs for young people. We are grateful to have the support of epic partners, the IKEA Foundation and the Government of Bihar, who have helped us take risks.