Our Most Awaited
Educational Program & Competition
is BACK!

WATERWISE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN OF INDIA

WHAT IS H2Ooooh!?

H2Ooooh! is a unique program crafted for Indian school students from Std. 1-8. Through this program, we aim to increase awareness about the limited availability of water, its sustainable use, its conservation, its exploitation and much more.  Additionally, we want to enable the students to share their own experiences and proposals for the protection of the environment. 

USO is pleased to bring this unique competition to schools!

In collaboration with

UNESCO New Delhi office was established in 1948, and runs programs in eleven South and Central Asian countries, i.e.; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.  In addition to communication programs, UNESCO also runs several projects for education and culture.

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UNESCO New Delhi office was established in 1948, and runs programs in eleven South and Central Asian countries, i.e.; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.  In addition to communication programs, UNESCO also runs several projects for education and culture.

Click here to know more.

Ri8brain is an EdTech initiative from award-winning Toonz studios, part of global entertainment major Toonz Media Group. Ri8brain will take forward the legacy of Toonz education division, which has been a leader in animation, VFX and related visual arts training. Ri8brain has courses specially curated for creators of all ages.

Click here to know more.

A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT THE PROJECT

This initiative was initially conceived in Italy, through the collaborative efforts and creativity of UNESCO-Venice Office, Gruppo Alcuni and RAI Fiction (Italian National TV). The primary aim was to increase public awareness – particularly amongst the youth aged 6 – 14 years –  on water-related issues.  

AIM OF THE PROJECT

Through this project, we intend to develop a series of animated cartoon videos, focussing on the issue of water conservation and its sustainable use.  Selected students shall be provided training on cartooning, storyboarding and animation.  Top 3 stories shall be selected, and converted into an animated film.

Why this Competition?


This competition is aimed to encourage Indian youngsters (6 to 14 years old) to actively give their creative contribution to water issues (i.e; its limited availability, its sustainable use, its conservation and safe guarding from exploration of water resource etc.)

Through this project, a series of animated cartoon videos shall be developed, focusing on the issue of water protection and its sustainable use. The story boards of the cartoon shall be based on ideas selected during the competition conducted within the Indian schools, after training them in story boarding and cartooning and animation.

Details of the Competition

For schools and the teacher coordinators of the H2Ooooh! Program, kindly view this short video that outlines what the H2Ooooh! Program is all about. If you have any questions, please view the FAQ’s.

SCHOOLS, REGISTER NOW!

For USO Member Schools: Rs. 150 (PER SCHOOL)

For USO Non-Member Schools: Rs. 300 (PER SCHOOL)

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We Are Sure You Have Questions About H2Ooooh!

Here Are Answers To Some Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, USO membership is open for schools till September 30, 2021. Schools may apply for membership now. USO Membership period is valid from April 1 – March 31.

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USO charges a nominal amount from each school as Membership fees. We subsidize registration fee for member schools to participate in our activities and programs.

Cost of USO Membership is nominal:

  • Rs. 100 (valid till March 31, 2022)
  • Rs. 300 (valid till March 31, 2025)

Schools are required to register for H2Ooooh! for Phase 1. After registration, all students from Std. 1-8 can participate in the Program. Regsitration fees are from each school. 

Selected students, shall be asked to register for Phase 2 (Competition & Training Phase). These hand-picked students shall be required to register individually.  Fees due at that time shall be Rs. 500.

The decision of which classes to roll this program out to is left to each school. The animated films can be shared with the entire school, irrespective of whether the school chooses to involve students from all standards.

Absolutely, links to all videos shall be shared with schools. Students may watch as many videos as they like, and  are available in both English and Hindi.

DoW’s is short for Drops of Water. These are information and resource booklets  provided to teachers to aid in class discussions. Teachers may use them as reference material as they provide a great deal of  information related to all things water. 

Yes. All students who participated are required to submit the online quiz.  The students names (quiz takers) shall be cross checked with the names as provided by the school. Accordingly, e-Certificates shall be issued.

No. Only the interested students may participate in Phase 2.

Yes, registration fees of Rs.500 shall be due from each student who registers for the Competition and Training Round. 2-week online training classes shall be provided for all students as follows:

  • Week 1: Storyboarding and Cartooning classes – these classes shall be conducted online from Monday to  Friday; 1 hour each day.
  • Week 2: Animation classes – these shall also be held online.  Laptop / desktop shall be required.  Monday to Friday; 1 hour each day.

At the end of the training classes, students shall be required to submit written stories and a 10 sec. animation clip.

Submitting a story is mandatory for taking part in the Competition. Submitting the artwork is optional.  

Students are required to take the online quiz (individually). The names of these students shall be cross-checked with the list submitted by the school, and then Participation e-Certificates shall be issued. 

These e-Certificates shall be sent via email to the Teacher Coordinator for distribution to the students.

All students who register for Phase 2, shall receive printed certificates and goodies.  Winners shall be sent trophies and medals, goodies.  All these shall be sent to the kind attention of the School Principal. The school may distribute to students during school assembly.  

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