Template for Change (T4C)
T4C is a program that resulted from the Action Plans in the final lesson plan of Operation Water Drop. As students made their Community Action Plan as part of the closing to the school program, parents and community members became aware of the students' perspectives on drinking water and requested that the action plan become a blueprint for implementation and not end in the classroom. With this goal in mind T4C was developed, with financial support from Alberta Ecotrust.
At the same time as communities were requesting a need for guidance, the Yellow Quill people were greatly appreciative of the help they received from the SDWF and they wanted to "give back", or to help other communities. In spring of 2004, Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Alberta was also helped by scientists from the SDWF and they, too, wanted to help other communities with similar challenges.
SDWF developed Template for Change during fall 2004.
It is recommended that students organize local "Water Awareness" workshops, or information sessions, for anyone interested in attending from their own community and from neighbouring communities. T4C includes an introductory presentation from Dr. Hans, with recorded presentations on DVD from the people of Yellow Quill First Nation, Saddle Lake Cree Nation and Six Nations, as well as many other prominent speakers such as David Suzuki! T4C is a total of 12 DVDs with over 16 hours of recorded presentations that include all speaker presentations from the SDWF International Conference "The Future of Water Treatment".
How to Order
Template for Change is now free of charge to all schools and interested community groups! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-306-934-0389 and we will provide you with a T4C DVD set.
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