OISCA Children's Forest Program


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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.

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

 

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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

Wed

29

Sep

2021

With the Support of TOTO Water Environment Fund, Water Environment Improvement Activities are underway in Indonesia

Timbulsloko No. 1 Elementary School where flood damage is occurring
Timbulsloko No. 1 Elementary School where flood damage is occurring

   In Indonesia which has a large population, the disappearance of important coastal zones that support the country’s economy has become a serious problem in recent years. The damage is the largest on Java Island, where more than 50% of the total population lives, and especially those living along the coast of Demak Regency in Central Java are considered to be the biggest victims of coastal erosion.

   Coastal areas such as Bedono and Timbulsloko Villages, where OISCA operates, frequently encounter a local flood called Rob, phenomenon in which seawater invades inland areas as sea levels rise at high tide. Even schools participating in the Children’s Forest Program in the coastal area suffered serious damage, for example, Timbulsloko No. 1 elementary school, seawater flows in at high tide almost every day, and at high tide, flood damage occurs even in the classroom of the right-side school building which is not raised.  In addition, the school has only one existing toilet for teachers and one for children, which is not enough for the school’s 138 children. Moreover, there is no hand-washing area in the school, and as the infection of COVID-19 continues to spread, there are also hygiene problems.

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Mon

21

Jun

2021

Former OISCA Trainees of Cambodia support for Covid-19 Pandemic

Staff of OISCA and the Church preparing relief goods
Staff of OISCA and the Church preparing relief goods

   In cooperation with Phnom Pen Church of Christ, OISCA Cambodia carried out on May 16 and 23, food aid to support 77 local households who are suffering from poverty in livelihood under Corona virus pandemic.

   Since the end of February, the number of people infected by the virus is increasing in Phnom Pen.  The government locked down the city from April 14 through May 5 and restricted movement and activities. Particularly the area seriously infected was designated as red zone, and even after the lockdown, it has been prohibited to go out, hold markets and conduct business activities.

   In the midst of extreme poverty in the lives of people who have lost access to food and income, Mr. Chhourng Sovanna, former OISCA trainee and CFP Manager, started proving food aid. But the activities with the self fund were limited.

   In learning about such efforts, OISCA Nishi-Nippon Training Center solicited donations “for helping former trainees who learned at the Center” and supported Mr. Sovanna’s activity.  In the red zone of Phnom Pen where the movement of people is severely restricted, OISCA Cambodia with the cooperation of government officials, distributed food such as rice and noodles to 77 households. 

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Thu

03

Jun

2021

Sri Lanka CFP supports home study with making and provision of teaching materials

   OISCA Sri Lanka, in order to help children who are unable to carry out their study as they wish due to the prolonged Corona pandemic, is making and providing teaching materials for home study targeting 18 schools participating the Children’s Forest Program (CFP).

   In the country, schools closure and reduction of face-to-face lessons due to the spread of Corona virus infection have had a major impact on projects such as the inability to carry out CFP activities such as tree planting and environment seminars as planned. So they decided to support vegetable cultivation that children can do at home and also to provide assistance in solving the problems facing schools. When conducted a survey on needs at school, it was found out that there is an increasing number of children and students who are worried about delay in learning because they are forced to self-study at home due to frequent school closure and shortened classes and that teachers also have difficulty in teaching and responding. 

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Thu

03

Jun

2021

Workshops held for CFP Leaders in Indonesia

Earlier this year, a series of workshops for leaders of the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) were held in Indonesia as part of the projects supported by the TOTO Water Environment Fund.

In Indonesia, the infection of Corona virus has been spreading, and almost all schools have stopped face-to-face lessons and are conducting remote lessons utilizing internet or groups studies with a small number of children. With fewer opportunities to directly communicate with others, however, there are concerns not only about learning but also about the impact on children’s personality formation.

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