OISCA Children's Forest Program


Plant Love

CFP Papua New Guinea
CFP Papua New Guinea

Learn Green

CFP Thailand
CFP Thailand

Grow Strong

CFP Honduras
CFP Honduras

Children's Forest Program (CFP) is an international program that educates school children and communities about the environment through tree planting and other related environmental activities.

Spreading Far

Started in 1991, CFP is flourishing now to involve more than 5,080 schools in 36 countries and territories, in which schoolchildren and community members have planted more than 7.4 million trees.

 

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Growing Tall

CFP participating schools earnestly share their monthly reports on their environmental activities, events and accomplishments.

 

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Planting Together

Supporters from around the world have helped CFP educate children about the environment. CFP schoolchildren also participate in the global campaigns of UNEP's Green Wave.

 

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Freshly Planted News

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2020

Japanese Senior High School Students Group Visit Indonesia

 From January 27-29, 12 Japanese senior high school students and 6 teachers visited OISCA Sukabumi Training Center in Indonesia under “International Exchange Program for Senior High School Students specializing in Forest and Forestry” sponsored by the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization.

 The students group promoted exchange with Indonesian trainees and experienced agricultural field work such as harvesting red pepper. They also visited Sukabumi First Senior High School, a participating school in the Children’s Forest Program (CFP), and enjoyed a cultural exchange session with their Indonesian counterparts, home staying and language classes in which they taught their languages each other.

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2020

Holding of Environmental Seminar by Dispatching Japanese Expert to Sri Lanka

Workshops served as an opportunity to think about and share each other what should be done to achieve the SDGs.
Workshops served as an opportunity to think about and share each other what should be done to achieve the SDGs.

 From January 23 to 26, OISCA held in Sri Lanka workshops at schools participating in the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) and seminars for leaders by dispatching Ms. Mayumi Sakamoto, a Japanese expert in environmental education. In Sri Lanka where there have been increasing natural disasters and loss of biodiversity, although public awareness of problems is rising, there is a lack of opportunities for environmental education and teaching materials, and CFP schools consulted OISCA on how to teach children.

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Exchanges were carried out beyond Regions at CFP Work Camp in Myanmar

  From December 26 to 29, 2019, the 9th “Love FURUSATO Work Camp” of the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) was held at DOA-OISCA Agriculture and Rural Development Training Center in Myanmar with the participation of 40 school children and students from CFP participating school. Also, from schools near DOA-OISCA Agriculture and Leadership Training Center located in Mandalay Region which started CFP activities this year, school children and teachers took part for the first time. This region is suffering from severe weather conditions because it is located in the dry land and is confronted with the problem of water conservation and the wind is strong due to the presence of many flat areas. 

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2020

Green Wave 2019 Report - Save our diversity -

The Green Wave is a global diversity campaign to educate children and youth about the diversity which OISCA has participated since 2008.

The Green Wave campaign carried out worldwide on and around May 22th which is designated as the International day for Biological diversity. OISCA also carried out various activities not only domestic but also international, mainly with CFP participating schools.

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2020

CFP×SDGs in Thailand

Tree planting site at a junior high school in Cheng Rai Prefecture   Well maintained by school children and fully utilized as the field of environment education
Tree planting site at a junior high school in Cheng Rai Prefecture Well maintained by school children and fully utilized as the field of environment education

Toward a rich life to live together with the forest

 

At schools that have long carried out CFP, rich forests have been formed thanks to continuous silviculture activities.  Not only water retention capacity has increased and landslide disaster risk has decreased, it has also become possible to enjoy the blessings of the forest such as mushrooms and wild vegetables.

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2020

CFP×SDGs in Sri Lanka

The largest event in agricultural training is harvesting. The children smiling with vegetables grown over time and effort
The largest event in agricultural training is harvesting. The children smiling with vegetables grown over time and effort

Learning the wisdom of living with nature

 

The Sri Lankan agriculture has problems that crops yields have not been stable due to the unusual climate and heavy use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers are causing health damage. Many areas participating in the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) are located in the rural areas, and we think it important to teach the wisdom and skills of the sustainable livelihood to live with nature. 

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2020

CFP×SDGs in Papua New Guinea

There are a lot of stray waste on the beach, and children witnessed marine pollution through cleaning up activities
There are a lot of stray waste on the beach, and children witnessed marine pollution through cleaning up activities

What we can do now for the protection of sea creatures

 

Papua New Guinea is located on the coral triangle which is very rich in marine biodiversity in the world. In the beautiful sea, a wide variety of living things coexist. In the recent years, however, the rich ecosystem has been threatened by climate change, unplanned fishing and environmental destruction. Particularly the inflow into sea of plastic garbage is a problem. 

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2020

CFP×SDGs in Philippines

Tackling mangrove planting in cooperation with local residents in Abra Province, Northern Luzon Island
Tackling mangrove planting in cooperation with local residents in Abra Province, Northern Luzon Island

From children to adults, resident-oriented reforestation 

 

 In the Philippines which is an island country, we put effort on planting mangroves, sea forest. The mangroves that children raised, not only protect the communities from strong wind and high waves, but also help improve the livelihood of the community residents with ecosystem becoming rich and fish catches increasing. 

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2020

CFP×SDGs in Myanmar

Distributing text book encouraging independent studies

 

  In the past, schools in Myanmar have been oriented toward memory-type education. But in 2017, the textbook of the first graders was revised for the first time in 20 years and started to put an emphasis on the education which promotes independent learning. 

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2020

CFP×SDGs in Malaysia

Just like in Japan, they build “squares of wood blocks (TSUMIKI)” on the red carpet. When it is fine weather, we conduct the play outdoors so that the children can freely enjoy.
Just like in Japan, they build “squares of wood blocks (TSUMIKI)” on the red carpet. When it is fine weather, we conduct the play outdoors so that the children can freely enjoy.

Learning the blessing of the forest and develop a grateful spirit

 

  One of the unique activities in the Malaysian Children’s Forest Program is “building squares of TSUMIKI: Wood blocks”. It is the activity that OISCA has been carrying out utilizing thinning materials for environmental education mainly in Japan. In Malaysia, former trainees utilizing what they have learnt in Japan, is conducting the program to tell children the blessings of the forests and the importance of protecting the forests. 

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