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

Fri

21

Aug

2020

OISCA Response to Coronavirus Pandemic (Mongolia update)

In Mongolia, the prompt border measures starting in late January paid off, and the Coronavirus infection has been kept low. As of August 14, the total number of infected persons is 298 (death 0), all the infected persons are returnees from foreign countries, and no domestic infection has been confirmed. Due to the restrictions over a long-term, however, economic and mental exhaustion has accumulated all over the country. Under this situation, as part of Corona emergency assistance, OISCA, as reported previously, provided support for home gardens to secure a stable supply of food. We would like to make a follow-up report. 

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Thu

16

Jul

2020

OISCA Response to Coronavirus Pandemic (Mexico update)

Currently, the Coronavirus infection is spreading in Latin American countries. In Mexico where OISCA is operating, the infection is wide spread and more than 300,000 infected persons have been confirmed as of July 13, 2020. Due to self-restraint of going out, inconvenient life is continuing for a long time, and unemployed people are increasing.

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Tue

09

Jun

2020

OISCA Response to Coronavirus Infection (Myanmar update)

We report on the developments of support activities in Myanmar.

 At DOA-OISCA Agro-Forestry Training Center in Yesagyo Township Magway Region, they kept on carrying out food assistance to the needy local residents from April. From May 30 to June 5, they distributed vegetables such as potato, cabbage and tomato, and rice to 910 households in 12 villages. Besides, they continually provided home-made masks and appealed for infection prevention.

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Wed

03

Jun

2020

OISCA Response to the Spread of Coronavirus (as May 26)

Since the spread of Coronavirus pandemic, in the countries where OISCA is operating, strict restrictive measures have been taken in to prevent the spread of disease. In the countries where the increase in the number of infected has become somewhat stable, the restrictions are gradually being relaxed. But in most countries, schools remain closed, and movements are still restricted. Due to the restrictive measures for a few months, there is an increasing number of people living in poverty. OISCA, in collaboration with the local staff, has been extending emergency assistance in order to support the life of people in need.

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Wed

13

May

2020

Response to the Spread of Coronavirus Infection

The Coronavirus pandemic, which is raging the world over, is seriously affecting OISCA’s operating areas. At present, schools in most countries and areas are closed and strict restrictions on movement are imposed in many countries. It is difficult for OISCA staff to go out from training centers. The staff have bravely stood up, support the areas closed by lockdown and are expanding the circle of activities to prevent the spread of virus infection.

 

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Thu

20

Feb

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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Thu

20

Feb

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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Thu

20

Feb

2020

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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Mon

03

Feb

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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Fri

17

Jan

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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