PRESS RELEASE "Story of World Forests"

Development and Publication on the Website of Picture-Story Show "Story of World Forests", ESD Education Material

  OISCA, a Japanese NGO for international cooperation with its headquarters in Suginami-Ku, Tokyo, developed this year falling on the last year of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) a picture-show story through which children world over can easily make an opportunity to think over the forests and environment of their own communities and other countries or areas. The picture-show story has been published on the website.

The picture-show story has been developed by gathering opinions of the children around the world through the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) which supports children’s tree-planting activities and environmental education. It is aimed at making an opportunity for the children to think together with their fellows of the world about forests, environment and what can be done now.
   There will be a public demonstration of the picture-story show at the “ESD Global Citizen Village” held on August 20-22 under the auspices of the DESD World Festival Forum at the United Nations University in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.


・    The picture-story show comprises the “Story of World Forests” and national stories of Thailand, Indonesia and Fiji.

・    The picture-story show is distributed in electronic data, and it can be shown on computer or on the screen. (If printed out, it can be also utilized as an ordinary picture-story show.)
・    Examples of workshops utilizing the picture-story show and information on the each countries are also disseminated.
・    Through the automatic showing functions, viewing of the demonstration showing of the Thai, Indonesian and Fijian versions and performance practice are possible.
・    The picture-story show was developed with the support of the FY 2013 Children’s Dream Fund of the National Institute for Youth Education.

[Public Demonstration]
   “ESD Global Citizen Village” learning program
   Date: August 22 (Friday), 2014   10:30-11:30
   Venue: 2nd floor lounge, United Nations University, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

   Ms. Emi Takada, International Cooperation Division, OISCA
   Izumi 2-17-5, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063
   Tel. 03-3322-5161   FAX 03-3324-7111   E-mail:   HP: http//

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