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  • Fiona Phiri
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    As karonga Teachers Training College our Vision is to produce well-trained primary school student teachers who will improve Malawi’s educational quality for continued social-economic development.
    Our mission statement is that we train and produce well-qualified primary school teachers equipped with knowledge and skills, attitude and values that will help them design appropriate opportunities for their learners.

    1. To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
    The statements really reflect sustainable development in the sense that as student teachers will be completing their education, they will make sure that what they have learnt will help them in decision making, especially by not compromising with the quality but maintaining them without causing damage to the environment.

    2. To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
    The statement of producing well-qualified primary school teachers equipped with knowledge and skills is in line with the definition because, after completion, student teachers will use the knowledge gained in colleges to make sure that the environment is well maintained, and no damage is caused which will affect the future generation.

    3. To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
    our institution embraces social economic development in our students and mindset change after completion of teacher training course.

    4. How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understanding of these concepts and your context)?
    The institution can incorporate the concepts of SD and ESD in the vision and mission statements and use them when the process of teaching and learning is taking place so that the ideas of EDS and SD are not skipped out.

    Fiona Phiri
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    I have liked the case study of Namibia university of collecting waste prasic bottles, and recycling them. This indeed can change our environment to look clean, in return the recycled prasic bottles can be made into big waste bins.

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    Fiona Phiri
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    *Sustainable development is the development that considers all aspects of life such as gender, education, well being of individuals in bringing a change to solve the current and future problems.
    *Our project is aiming at improving the environment for the well being of present and future generation.
    *The two definitions will help us in working together as a community of students, lecturers, and community at large in bringing a change in our community.

    Fiona Phiri
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    Iam Florence Phiri from karonga TTC, Malawi. I have thought of participating in this project because in my community, there is environmental degradation, especially in the issue of cutting down trees unnecessarily with an aim of making charcoal. This is affecting the present and future generation in the sense that, with the cutting down of trees , the climate is changing which is bringing about alot of problems like shortage of rainfall , resulting to hunger then malnutrition ending up to deaths. Therefore, I will engage in a change project of keeping chickens, then the manure will be harvested and applied in the planted trees so as to recover green vegetation which will bring about good rainfall for proper farming.

    Fiona Phiri
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    Sustainable development is the development that takes on board issues like gender and education in considering future generation without destroying the environment.

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