Apart from public events bringing together different perspectives, our outreach programmes are a sustained effort to engage with student communities from all over Chennai. Schools and colleges from across disciplines, private and public are being involved in various projects around the theme of water.

Chennai Corporation School children in Germany

When you listen to children, perspectives change. Young students´ take on water resources and management was truly a revelation. Over a hundred Chennai Corporation School children participated in an oratorical competition based on the theme of harnessing and sustaining water resources, 7 children won the chance to go to Germany on an educational trip. Over their one week trip they visited several sustainable projects related to water, museums, forests and historical sites.

Before the competition all students participated in a story telling workshop led by Jeeva Raghunathan and in a water awareness workshop by the Environmentalist Foundation of India. The Wings to Fly programme was a collaborative effort by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai and the Rotary Club of Madras East.

The Urban Lake Contest

We asked students of Engineering and Architecture to propose technical solutions keeping in mind the multi layered aspects including the cultural, regional and societal problems that affect lakes in urban areas. Over two hundred students worked on 45 restoration proposals for a particular urban lake of their choice. The contest submissions were evaluated by an international Jury on the basis of their ‘Ecological response’, ‘Aesthetic response’, ‘Engineering approach’ and ‘Visual presentation’.

We are pleased to note that two institutions, School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University and Crescent School of Architecture, had made this contest a part of their Studio Project.

The competition was created by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai  in cooperation with School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University.

Discover the final selection of entries below.

Water Walkathon - Walking the Talk

To celebrate the German Students´ week 2016 the Goethe – Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai in association with Rotary Club of Madras East, conducted a grand Water Walkathon on fitting finale to the celebrations of German Students’ Week 2016. A total of 4500 Students and 250 Volunteers from 70 Schools out of which 20 Corporation schools participated in the 4 km walk along the Marina Beach. Students and volunteers carried placards highlighting various water issues in Chennai.

Water Warriors

The Environmental Foundation of India that actively cleans and restores lakes and waterbodies in and around Chennai organized several workshops at the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai . Students from different schools in the city were sensitized to issues of pollution and encroachment of water bodies. Special sessions for educators and decision makers were created so that they can in turn sensitize their students and encourage conservation efforts in their respective campus.

Contact the EFI if you wish to organize workshops in your premises.

+ WINGS TO FLY
Chennai Corporation School children in Germany

When you listen to children, perspectives change. Young students´ take on water resources and management was truly a revelation. Over a hundred Chennai Corporation School children participated in an oratorical competition based on the theme of harnessing and sustaining water resources, 7 children won the chance to go to Germany on an educational trip. Over their one week trip they visited several sustainable projects related to water, museums, forests and historical sites.

Before the competition all students participated in a story telling workshop led by Jeeva Raghunathan and in a water awareness workshop by the Environmentalist Foundation of India. The Wings to Fly programme was a collaborative effort by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai and the Rotary Club of Madras East.

+ URBAN LAKE
The Urban Lake Contest

We asked students of Engineering and Architecture to propose technical solutions keeping in mind the multi layered aspects including the cultural, regional and societal problems that affect lakes in urban areas. Over two hundred students worked on 45 restoration proposals for a particular urban lake of their choice. The contest submissions were evaluated by an international Jury on the basis of their ‘Ecological response’, ‘Aesthetic response’, ‘Engineering approach’ and ‘Visual presentation’.

We are pleased to note that two institutions, School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University and Crescent School of Architecture, had made this contest a part of their Studio Project.

The competition was created by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai  in cooperation with School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University.

Discover the final selection of entries below.

+ WALKATHON
Water Walkathon - Walking the Talk

To celebrate the German Students´ week 2016 the Goethe – Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai in association with Rotary Club of Madras East, conducted a grand Water Walkathon on fitting finale to the celebrations of German Students’ Week 2016. A total of 4500 Students and 250 Volunteers from 70 Schools out of which 20 Corporation schools participated in the 4 km walk along the Marina Beach. Students and volunteers carried placards highlighting various water issues in Chennai.

+ WATER WARRIORS
Water Warriors

The Environmental Foundation of India that actively cleans and restores lakes and waterbodies in and around Chennai organized several workshops at the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai . Students from different schools in the city were sensitized to issues of pollution and encroachment of water bodies. Special sessions for educators and decision makers were created so that they can in turn sensitize their students and encourage conservation efforts in their respective campus.

Contact the EFI if you wish to organize workshops in your premises.