Indo-French Joint workshop for high school students at Nantes on environmental protection & growth

5 Aug 2019

Every year around May about 20 CBSE high school students from India & Gulf countries come together to participate in a joint Indo-French environmental protection workshop with our French partner school in Nantes in France.

Ofter these workshops take place partly in school & partly outside the school at a place like a dockyard or along the riverside or in a botanical garden. 

The topics chosen may vary from waste management to river pollution & from noise pollution to global warming. 

For Eg. In May 2019 students from Balbharti School ( Central Delhi ) & Manav Bharti India International School ( South Delhi ) participated in such workshop along the river side next to “Les machines de l’île” in the beautiful city of Nantes.

French & Indian students were divided into 4 groups with each group given a topic on which they have to take divergent positions.

The topic in May 2019 was as follows :

“You are inhabitants of a local region & also members of the region’s council & the council has to vote for or against the instillation of a factory in the region which has far reaching implications to the region economic as well as environmental development”.

There is a team which represents the Factory & they have to convince the locals of the region on the viability of the project environmentally & economically. The team comprising the locals are expected to pose questions which needs to be answered by the factory representatives.

In the end, the council decides by vote if the resolution is to go ahead or withdraw the instillation of the factory.

Such Indo-French joint workshops organised by Le Frehindi with our partner school in France not only helps the students to find a common participative solution to today’s real problems facing our planet but also helps them to demonstrate their skills of asking the right questions publicly as each student is given a chance to speak her or his mind.

We are in the process of preparing our next group in May 2020.

If your school is interested to participate in 2020 do contact us. 

For more information do call us at 91-9811237664 / 91-9811237067 or e-mail us at

For anything urgent, you may contact on what’s app our Paris no. at +33 0601360996 or mail at

Team Le Frehindi, PARIS


Profile of Mr Haru Mehra, President Le Frehindi, PARIS Le Frehindi is a Paris based organisation working for the benefit of students, aiming to help them become global citizens by providing them opportunities through lan- guages, cultural exchange programs, competitions and access to international educa- tion opportunities. In India, "Le Frehindi" is in direct contact with twenty thousand (20,000) students who learn French language, thanks to teachers sent by LE Frehindi to its partner schools, and who participate in various competitions, events and ex- changes organised by Le Frehindi, The name ‘Frehindi’ is derived from the languages 'French' and 'Hindi'. It was coined by educationist, writer for children and creator of Peppoetry based learning Mr. Harbinder Singh Mehra fondly called “Haru” in the industry who is perhaps the only person in the world using his peppoetry concept in writing hilarious and inspirational poems using jugglery of words from English, Hindi, French and Spanish. During his stay in Europe Mr. Haru found that many European languages like French, Spanish and Italian are grammatically much closer to Hindi then English. There are many striking similarities between the languages. After coming back to India, Mr. Haru devised a unique method of teaching French to students by encouraging them to use their own mother tongue to learn the French language in an easy and effort- less way. Mr. Haru Mehra has to his credit over 500 creative language workshops in schools & universities across India and creation of 30 innovative rhymes adapted especially for Indian students along with 25 new language games and series of theme based cre- ative learning aids, created after 7 years of creative interaction with youths across the world. Mr.Haru is also credited for developing two "Village Frehindi" camps i.e an unique summer camp in Himalayas, dedicated to Indo-French people and their friendship & another experiential learning based camp at Auroville in collaboration with Tibbiten Pavillion in Pondicherry in India. Mr. Haru is a Masters in Education and speaks 4 International languages. Prior to founding Frehindi Education & being a CFPCM by training he worked at senior posi- tions with various investment and Finance training companies for 14 years, the last being as GM at RNIS.

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