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.
Report on the Current CFP Activities in Sabah, Eastern Malaysia
Recently, OISCA Sabah in Eastern Malaysia organized a series of tree planting events. The first one was held on the afternoon of April 25 at Kungkular School and was joined by about 40 people including school teachers, parents and OISCA trainees. The participants planted herbs and flowers. Since the land area of the school was of red soil, they had to apply some compost before planting.
Various Countries including
Japan Participated in the Green Wave 2017
The Green Wave is a global biodiversitycampaign which the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)of the United Nations has advocated and is calling for participation in greening by young people. It is celebrated globally before and after May 22 –the International Day for Biological Diversity. OISCA concluded in 2016 a basic agreement with SCBD for promoting conservation of biological diversity and PR activities, and has been carrying out tree planting activities mainly through schools participating in the Children’s Forest Program (CFP). This year, it actively conducted the Green Wave campaign in Japan and overseas.
As result of planting, seedlings budded !
The school is surrounded by mountains. When it is fine weather, Mr. Kinabalu, Malaysia’s highest mountain, can be seen from the school yard. The area is surrounded by rich greenery. But in the face of the rapidly progressing destruction of forests, the school joined CFP in order to educate the students about the importance of environmental conservation and protection.
to fight against desertification!
In this school located in the heart of Alashan, they are putting effort on environmental beautification. The area is dry highlands with annual rainfalls of 400mm, only one-third of Tokyo and the average temperature in winter is minus 11 degrees Celsius. The surrounding area is desert where plants are sparse. As there are many children who have no experience in tackling anti-desertification, the school joined CFP to carry out practical environmental education.