Hill tribe children from the Akha and Lahu tribes come to attend Bannongpum School. In the two hill tribe villages, there are many poor families, and they were cutting down many trees to develop farms since old times. As a result, trees were lost and the villages and school faced serious water shortage. OISCA, therefore, started CFP in Bannongpum School and placed an emphasis on forest restoration by planting trees every year. The village people also participate in tree planting activities. Overall there has been a growing awareness toward tree planting among the villagers and the children.
In the school, they are now cultivating local species of herbs such as lemon grass and cumin. They are teaching the children how to use these herbs, for example using lemon grass as mosquito repellent and cumin for mitigating the pain caused by insect bites. The children have a keen interest because they are making the things they normally use in their daily life.
CFP school since 1996
Located in Maesuai District, Chiangrai Province