CFP Activities Around the World!

Tue

22

Aug

2017

2017 August CFP Malaysia

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.

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Thu

10

Aug

2017

Green Wave 2017

Various aged children participating in Green Wave(Mongolia)
Various aged children participating in Green Wave(Mongolia)

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.

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Myanmar 1

Taking care of planted trees
Taking care of planted trees

 

When awareness changes, behavior also changes !

 

 This school is located in Yezagyo Township of the central arid region. As the area is close to the Chindwin River, plants can grow easily compared to other areas. The villagers are engaged in farming and are growing mostly beans. They started CFP activities in 2007. In 2016, they planted Neem which can also serves as medicine, Siris which grows fast and Gold Mohur which provides good shades with widely spreading branches.

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Malaysia 1

 School forest grown
School forest grown

 

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.

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Indonesia 2

Planted Guava trees in front of the school building    Looking forward to seeing their growth!
Planted Guava trees in front of the school building Looking forward to seeing their growth!

 

Just joined CFP !

 

This school has 78 students and is located in Sukabumi, West Java Province. A student who had participated in CFP as a child, became the principal of the school and wanted his school also tackle the activities and joined in 2016. Beforehand, The CFP coordinator conducted a seminar for the principal and teachers on the significance of CFP activities, and then explained to students and their parents the importance and method of environmental conservation.

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Malaysia 2

Before tree planting, a lecture is held on the significance of activity and ways of planting
Before tree planting, a lecture is held on the significance of activity and ways of planting

 

Just joined CFP  !

 

 

 The school is located in a mountainous community that has a famous water rafting spot. It joined CFP just in March 2017. The principal of another CFP participating school moved to this school and requested OISCA for starting CFP activities. In the first activity, they planted 65 seedlings of mainly fruit-bearing trees such as Pomelo, Mangosteen and Langsat. The children are looking forward to seeing that the seedlings they planted would bear fruits. Grasecencelly Pilineus, 12-years old students, said that she was very happy in the actual tree planting activity because it was her first time to do it.

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Sri Lanka 1

On “Peace Walk”, students march expressing thanks to OISCA
On “Peace Walk”, students march expressing thanks to OISCA

 

Want to restore the previous nature!

 

This school is located on the highest point of the village, Kurunegala District of the Northwestern Province. It is surrounded by rice paddies and crops land. Parents of students are mostly farmers. Since there is no water service in the village, children bring water by buckets from the well. This area has undergone rapid environmental changes n the past 20 years. Due to the deforestation, the beautiful nature has been lost.

   In order to appeal the importance of protecting the greenery FURUSATO, the school held “Peace Walk” inviting the villagers to participate in the environmental conservation. 

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Cambodia 1

Prior to tree planting, briefing by coordinators
Prior to tree planting, briefing by coordinators

 

Let’s protect the disappearing nature of FURUSATO

 

 

   The school is located 2 km away from the village and is surrounded by rice fields. The whole school is carrying out environmental protection activities, and the participating students are enthusiastically taking care of the seedlings planted. Thanks to the daily efforts of the children, the 110 seedlings planted in 2016 are growing well. They planted such trees as Afzelia Xylocarpa, Cassia Fistula and teak. Afzelia Xylocarpa is almost gone because of deforestation. Through planting these local tree species, the children are recognizing the original richness of nature. 

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Indonesia 1

Adella and friend, watering plants at the schoolyard
Adella and friend, watering plants at the schoolyard

 

Forest development

which brings many blessings

 

   SDN 2 Ngemplak is an elementary school with 114 pupils located in Karanganyar, Central Java Province. In this school which is taking part in CFP since 1993, the trees planted by school children are steadily growing and providing cool environment with shades. As they are carrying out activities in close cooperation with the local community, they could utilize the land owned by the village as a planting site and have developed it as a small forest. 

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Philippines 2

Excited over the first tree planting
Excited over the first tree planting

 

Just joined CFP !

 

 

 This school is located in Compostela Valley Province located in the southeastern part of Mindanao Island, Southern Philippines. The school decided to start CFP activities in 2016 in the hope that the students would be able to have a better place of studying and playing, and also trees would give them clean air to breathe.

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Cambodia 2

Challenging organic farming
Challenging organic farming

 

Just joined CFP!

 

 This school is located in a peaceful countryside about 5 km away from the national road. Since it is on the high ground, there is no flooding damage even during the rainy season.  There are no trees for shade in the schoolyard, and CFP activities started in 2016 in the wake of the call by the school principal for planting trees. 

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Fiji 1

Children enjoying organic agriculture practice
Children enjoying organic agriculture practice

 

Pleasantly practicing delicious vegetable growing!

 

   This school is located in the rural area away from the city. The school has carried out various activities for over 20 years since it joined CFP. In recent years, it has conducted tree planting focused on fruit bearing trees, the nutrition source for children and also ornamental trees for beautification of the village.

   The parents of school children are mostly engaged in agriculture, but the children don’t really know the harmful effects of fertilizers and agricultural chemicals used in agriculture. 

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Inner Mongolia, China 1

Digging holes altogether
Digging holes altogether

 

Children struggle

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. 

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Papua New Guinea 1

School forest developed by children brings fresh wind
School forest developed by children brings fresh wind

 

Fostering awareness for working for FURUSATO

 

 

   The school is located in the rural area which is recognized by the government as part of the conservation area. For this reason, illegal logging is strictly controlled and the conservation of forests is strongly promoted. School children are also very interested in protecting trees, and it is recognized by the government as a school actively involved in environmental activities. In 2016, they planted teak and germelina, and held an environmental workshop to tell the children about what sort of impact tree planting would give to global environment and also thought together on what they would be able to do for the environment.

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Sri Lanka 2

Before tree planting, officials of Agriculture Ministry and OISCA staff teaching the ways of planting and taking care of seedlings
Before tree planting, officials of Agriculture Ministry and OISCA staff teaching the ways of planting and taking care of seedlings

 

Just joined CFP!

 

 

   This school is located at Ganthiriyawa Village near the central part of Sri Lanka. The school joined CFP in 2016 with a view to restoring the previous rich forest and revitalizing environmental conservation activities at the school and in the community. OISCA coordinators held a series of pre-briefing sessions on the significance of the activities first to the principal and teachers, then to the local residents and children. After getting their understanding, full-fledged activities started. 

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Inner Mongolia, China 2

Prior to tree planting, receiving a lecture on the significance of the activities and how to handle seedlings
Prior to tree planting, receiving a lecture on the significance of the activities and how to handle seedlings

 

Aiming to develop

green FURUSATO

 

 

   This school is a large school with 1,200 students located in the eastern part of Xilinhot City, Inner Mongolia. Since the school is for the ethnic Mongolian people, the students are mostly children of nomads and very sensitive about the desertification problem which is directly related with their family business. The CFP activities started in 2014 in the strong hope of improving the local environment. In the past, the activities have focused on environmental education such as seminars, but in 2016, they planted shrub named Salix psammophila effective for preventing dust.

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Fiji 2

Children excited over their first tree planting
Children excited over their first tree planting

 

Just joined CFP!

 

   This school is located in the mountainous area in the Viti Levu Island. It joined CFP in 2016. In the first activity, they planted local tree species. Through these practical activities, they are hoping that children would come to know the rich nature of their FURUSATO and would be able to take an action for the conservation of the disappearing local tree species.

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Bangladesh 2

Carrying out activities in cooperation with government officials
Carrying out activities in cooperation with government officials

 

Just joined CFP!

 

   This school which joined the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) in 2016 carried out activities raising the slogan “Let one person plant a tree and take care of it throughout the year”. On July 13, 100 students and 11 adults together with representatives of the local NGO: RUSA (Rural & Urban Problem Solve Association) and government officials planted 100 seedlings of mahogany and other species. In the tree planting, the students and adults all got excited just like in a festival. 

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Papua New Guinea 2

Planted different species and learnt their use
Planted different species and learnt their use

 

Just joined CFP !

 

   This school participated in CFP in 2016 with the hope of protecting children from natural disasters by planting trees around the school. The sense of crisis for an increasing number of disasters in recent years fueled to join the activity.

 

   In the first activity, they planted hardwood species to be used as timber and fruit bearing trees. By growing fruit bearing species, they can sell fruits to earn income for school. 

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Myanmar 2

School located on sandy land
School located on sandy land

 

Just joined CFP !

 


 This school is small with only 36 pupils. Previously it was located in a village close to the major river. But due to floods and landslides, the villagers had to evacuate from their former residences and moved to the present location. The school also moved from the river side, and was rebuilt in 2016 with the help of OISCA members and other Japanese donors.

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Philippines 1

Fully utilizing imagination, made an original piece from garbage
Fully utilizing imagination, made an original piece from garbage

 

Recycling activities enriching imagination

 

 

 This school is located on Palawan Island, Southwestern part of the Philippines. It is along the highway, but the beautiful sea is nearby. Around the school which joined CFP in 1997, there are growing trees planted by school children. Some years ago, they experienced floods due to heavy rains, but the grown trees mitigated the disaster damage.

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Tue

20

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Bangladesh 1

162 students joined by 13 government officials and local residents participated in the activity
162 students joined by 13 government officials and local residents participated in the activity

 

Towards activities spreading

from children to adults

 

   This school which has 162 students is located in Khulna, the third largest city in Bangladesh. It joined CFP in 2016, but until then, the students were not so interested in environmental activities. The teachers, however, felt a sense of crisis over the natural disasters which frequently occurred in the country in recent years and started activities in the hope of minimizing damage even a little. 

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Tue

13

Jun

2017

2017. June CFP Malaysia 1

 Recently, OISCA Sabah in Eastern Malaysia organaized 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.

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Fri

16

Dec

2016

OISCA Participated in “Global Festa 2016”

Students of Tokyo University of Agriculture with “Kurocchi”
Students of Tokyo University of Agriculture with “Kurocchi”

   On October 1 and 2, OISCA participated in “Global Festa 2016” held at the Odaiba, area in Tokyo. It is an annual event in which governmental agencies, private organizations and groups dealing with international cooperation present their activities and celebrities perform on the stage.
   This year, OISCA exhibited at its booth photo panels on the worsening environmental problems and natural disasters in foreign countries where OISCA is operating, organized a quiz program on these topics and photo-taking sessions with “Kurocchi”, huge-sized doll of stray cat which is the mascot of the Children’s Forest Program (CFP).

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Tue

01

Nov

2016

2016.09 CFP Goodwill Ambassadors2016.09 CFP Goodwill Ambassadors

Visit to Japan by Myanmar and Mongolian children as “Children’s Goodwill Ambassadors” under the Children’s Forest Program

 

  From September 14 to 24, OISCA invited to Japan a total of 7 school children and coordinators from Myanmar and Mongolia under the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) and carried out various exchange activities in Tokyo, Aichi, Osaka and Nara.

 

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Tue

02

Aug

2016

Green Wave2016

Planting trees on "Satoyama" means rual natural area
Planting trees on "Satoyama" means rual natural area

The Green Wave, OISCA has joined since 2008, it is promoted by The Secertariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) .
The new CFP logo which cerebrating 25th anniversary of CFP were shown in Indonesia CFP schools and flying that flag. That logo has wishes for  "water, green and protect the future". Along that meant, children were tought "planting trees make conserving water cleanly and protect livings its lives and make the happiness future". After this education, children seems start to have more passionate attitude to participate CFP project.OISCA also took lots of actions involving CFP schools mainly with many participants in Japan and other countires.A lot of activities concerning greens were taken actions all over the world around on May, 22th, the international biological diversity day.

 

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Wed

27

Apr

2016

CFP 25th anniversary activities in Sri Lanka

OISCA LANKA CFP 25th anniversary activities in April, 2016.

 

Before the tree planting children had explanation on how to plant saplings and the importance of the Tree planting by CFP Coordinator Mr. Jayamanna. During tree planting, they met very dangerous snake in planting site but they had really interesting, funny and unforgetable time. 

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Fri

22

Apr

2016

Green Earth Festival 2016

students planted trees with people from other countries
students planted trees with people from other countries

About 500 people participated in “Green Earth Festival 2016 in Tokyo co-organized by OISCA

On March 26, OISCA co-organized in Tokyo the “Green Earth Festival 2016” in cooperation with the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization, the Forest Culture Association, NPO Forests and Environment Network Association, and the Forestry Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

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Tue

19

Apr

2016

2016.04 CFP Mongolia-3

 

Amidrah uhaan surgalt uildverleliin tuv

(Life skill vocational training center)

 

The school was built in 1992 for orphans and street children. The school`s training programs include teaching the students to learn how to cook, process food, construction, agriculture and animal husbandry. The school also offers secondary education program. 

In 2014, OISCA introduced the concept of the Children`s Forest Program (CFP) wherein the students planted poplar and lilac tree seedlings within the school compound. After two years, the all planted seedlings are growing well. 

 

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Mon

18

Apr

2016

2016.04 CFP Mongolia-1

Making a fence from used tire
Making a fence from used tire

 

Orkhon Aimag (Province) Primary school#6

 

After the school`s establishment in 2007, the students whose ages are ranging from 6-11 years old no longer need to walk for about an hour just to go to school. The playground is often taken for granted because of the absence of vegetation. 

To increase the vegetation cover of the school, OISCA began to introduce the concept of the Children`s Forest Program (CFP) in 2015. 

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Mon

18

Apr

2016

2ND ANNUAL ECO-CAMP EVENT IN MADURA

Through eco-camp all schools connect together
Through eco-camp all schools connect together

The 2nd annual eco-camp event in Sumenep Regency, Madura Island was held in March 19th – 20th, 2016 at Dungkek Junior High School in the same regency.  It was attended by 173 students from 6 CFP schools and 4 non-CFP schools.  Students were accompanied by two teachers from every participating school. 
 The eco-camp was conducted to commemorate two important international events, which were the World Water Day and the International Day of Forests.  Thus, all activities were related to these themes so that students could learn and understand the relationship of water to trees.  Such examples of activities carried out were lectures on waste management, water as source of life, relationship of sea and mountain which were provided by the Environment Office and CFP national team.  Fakha, CFP Ambassador, also shared the experience and knowledge he learned during his trip to Japan.  Others were planting of 205 seedlings and station activity.  The aims were to instill in children the appreciation for water and its source, discipline in garbage management and love for tree planting.

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Thu

24

Mar

2016

2016.3 CFP article on the national paper in Myanmar

KYAWE MONE (The Mirror), a national paper in Myanmar carried the following article on 9 March 2016.

 

The following is a translation from Myanmar language (abridged).

 

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Today we are faced with many environmental problems including climate change, extinction of species etc. Biological diversity is being lost, and eco-systems are being destroyed. The world community needs to tackle the crisis. Otherwise, it would worsen day by day.

 

Tree planting is the most urgently needed task for human beings. The world is losing forests at an alarming speed. So, the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) is now being introduced.

 

CFP was started in 1991. OISCA, an NGO established in Japan in 1961, initiated this effective environmental education program. CFP is now spreading to 32 countries (*the article was written on the data collected in 2013). Myanmar is one of the countries, and CFP was introduced in Yesagyo Township, Magway in 2001. At present 60 schools in Yesagyo are taking part in this Program. 

 

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Fri

18

Mar

2016

2016.1 Indonesia

Sitting with the vice mayor of Bogor City (far left)
Sitting with the vice mayor of Bogor City (far left)

 

Indonesian CFP Children Goodwill Ambassador, actively promoting environmental conservation activities back home

 

 Ms. Utami Fauziah, a 12-years old elementary school pupil from Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia, who was one of the participants in the 2015 OISCA Program for CFP Children Goodwill Ambassadors in Japan, has been playing an active role in various events related to the environmental conservation in the home country.At a report meeting held at her school after returning from Japan, she told her classmates and teachers about the experience and learning acquired through the program in Japan. As the most impressive points, she enumerated that since separate collection of garbage and recycling have been widely practiced in Japan, cities and towns are clean and beautiful without trash on the streets and that for developing forests, it is very important not only to plant trees,  but also to make a cycle to cut down trees and effectively use them.

As practical recycling activities, together with her schoolmates, she has been tackling craft making by utilizing scrap wood, and some of their works are now displayed at school.

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Wed

24

Feb

2016

2015 India Report_South Wayanad

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Wed

24

Feb

2016

2015 India Report_South Prestige

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Wed

24

Feb

2016

2015 India Report_South Bhavan's Hill

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Wed

24

Feb

2016

2015 India Report_South Bathery

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Fri

22

Jan

2016

2015 Green Wave Report

Tree planting in Thailand
Tree planting in Thailand

This year also, we connected “green waves” in various places !

 

In 2015, the pupils and students of the schools participating in OISCA’s Children’s Forest Program (CFP) joined the Green Wave campaign. At 10:00 o’clock on the morning of May 22, they took part in tree planting in the various parts of the world to create “green waves” on the planet. At Banchoktai School in Thailand, 4 organizations including the school gathered and a total of over 50 children carried out tree planting and learnt about the global environment, living creatures and the importance of protecting Nature with their own force.

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Fri

15

Jan

2016

2015.12 Eco-products Exhibition

OISCA Participated in Eco-Products Exhibition 2015

 

OISCA took part in the “Eco-Products 2015” held at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) from December 10 to 12, 2015. The eco-products exhibition featuring environmental technologies and environmentally-friendly products and services is held annually since 1999 and is known as one of the largest exhibitions of its kind in Japan. The visitors numbering about 169,000 persons comprised representatives from private corporations, industrial and commercial organizations, national and local government agencies, environmental NPOs and NGOs and general public with interest in environmental issues.

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Fri

08

Jan

2016

2015.10 CFP Ambassadors

Learnt abaout Japan's Nature in Nara Prefecture.
Learnt abaout Japan's Nature in Nara Prefecture.

 

Visit to Japan by Indonesian and Thai Children Goodwill Ambassadors

 

From October 19 to 30, 2015, a group of Indonesian and Thai children came to Japan as CFP Children Goodwill Ambassadors. The children visited Osaka, Nara, Aichi, Gifu, Shizuoka and Tokyo, and learnt about Japan’s Nature and efforts for conserving the environment while carrying out exchange programs in the various areas.

They first visited Yoshikawa Elementary School in Toyonoo, Osaka Prefecture, and introduced to the Japanese children the cultures of their respective countries through presenting songs and dances and at the same time, enjoyed an exchange program through Japanese traditional plays and joint drawing of pictures.

On October 22, the CFP Children Goodwill Ambassadors visited the Osaka ATC Green Eco Plaza and observed the approaches of private companies towards the environmental problem and the exhibition of the latest technologies.

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Mon

07

Dec

2015

CFP Coordinators' International meeting 2015 in South India

On 25th November, 2015, Children's Forest Program (CFP) Coordinators from 8 countries and areas have gathered together at OISCA Youth Center in Calicut ,Kerala, India. 

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Thu

03

Dec

2015

201509. Global

2. Students of Tokyo University of Agriculture experiencing mango tree grafting in the Philippines
2. Students of Tokyo University of Agriculture experiencing mango tree grafting in the Philippines

Japanese University Students Undergo Practical Training in Agriculture at OISCA Projects Sites Abroad

 

This autumn, two groups of Japanese university students interested in international cooperation carried out field training in agriculture in the Philippines and Fiji. From September 15 to 22, 5 students from the Faculty of International Agriculture and Food Studies, Tokyo University of Agriculture, went to the Philippines for practical training at OISCA Abra Agro-Forestry Training Center located in Northern Luzon. They experienced grafting of tropical fruit trees, taking care of farm animals such as hogs, cows, goats and chicken, fertilizer application in rice paddies and vegetable seeding. They also had exchange activities with children at the local schools participating in the OISCA Children’s Forest Program (CFP).

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Fri

28

Aug

2015

2015.5.Malaysia

KPD/OISCA organized Children Forest Program (CFP) activities in Sandakan, Sabah

 

KPD/OISCA Training Center took the initiative to introduce the concept of CFP in SMK Elopura 2 in Sandakan, Sabah on April 10, 2015. Sandakan is located at the east coast of Sabah and is 7 hours drive by car from Tenom where the training center is located. Spearheaded by Ms. Azlinah Muhamin, CFP Coordinator, the event was joined by 110 participants including the school teachers, volunteers, KPD/OISCA staff and trainees and the 60 students from the 5 different schools of Sandakan. It was also joined by the students of SMK Muhibah which is a special school for the children with learning disabilities.

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Mon

29

Jun

2015

2015.5 Green Wave in Fiji

 On May 22, proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Green Wave activities in which the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has been appealing for worldwide participation, were carried out in five schools in Fiji (Ratu Nemani Memorial school, Ratu Latianara Memorial Primary School, Nawai Public School, Nokonoko District School and Ratu Ilaisa Memrial School). In the respective schools, a large number of pupils and teachers took part and conducted distinctive tree planting programs.

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Mon

15

Jun

2015

2015.6 Camnbodia-1

learning environment and practicing


About 750 students of Deum Kokoh Primary School, Damril Primary School and Damril Secondary School joined the environmental workshop and the planting trees. They learned how to separate garbage or pant the trees in the workshop. After that, they planted about 550 trees.

 

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Fri

12

Jun

2015

2015.5 Green Wave in Hong Kong

Worldwide Celebration of the Green Wave 2015

OISCA holds photo exhibition in Hong Kong

 

OISCA International and OISCA Hong Kong in cooperation with the Yuen Long Town Hall, Hong Kong organized on May 29, 2015 “Green Wave 2015 & Partnership Ceremony”. The event held at the Yuen Long Town Hall was attended by about 200 people including children from the 9 local schools participating in the Green Wave campaign and also officials from the Development Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) and representatives from educational organizations. The participants made presentations on their activities and exchanged views on future programs.

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Mon

11

May

2015

2015.5 Indonesia

They're studying natural environment in  their local area. Also they planted trees as a memory of International Day of Forests
They're studying natural environment in their local area. Also they planted trees as a memory of International Day of Forests

OISCA Indonesia holds Eco Camp with the theme of Forest and Water

 

 On March 21 and 22, OISCA Indonesia organized eco camp of the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) in Madura Island, East Java Province, and 150 school children and teachers from 10 primary and secondary schools in Sumenep and Pamekasan Regencies participated in the event. The camp was held to commemorate the “International Day of Forest” on March 21 and the “World Water Day” on March 22.

 On Madura Island, serious water shortage in the dry season and massive floods in the rainy season occur mainly because the terrain is mostly flat with poor water retention capability and forestation is not in progress. In the face of the frequent natural disasters, it has been the major challenge to conserve the water source environment.

   With the financial support from the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization, OISCA started in 2014 “Project of cooperation with schools and communities for the conservation of forests and water” with a view to promote knowledge on forests and water conservation, to fundamentally improve the environment and to develop sustainable communities. The eco camp was carried out as a CFP activity which forms part of the project. Through seminars and outdoor workshops, the participating children learnt about environmental problems of their own communities, water circulation in nature and biodiversity.

  The children said they understood well that protecting forests leads to protecting water and would like to continue tree planting so that their communities would be revitalized with green and rich land. By fostering the children’s awareness and also involving the local residents, OISCA intends to promote the development of human resources who can take initiatives.

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Tue

17

Feb

2015

【Fiji】 CFP song!

On February 5, CFP activity was conducted at Raunitogo Primary School which is located in Sigatoka, Nadroga-navosa, Fiji.

Students were divided into two groups and one attended tree planting activity. 33 seedlings including coconut, mahogany, lemon and so on were planted.

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Mon

16

Feb

2015

2014 USA report!

OISCA USA started the projects by introducing an international species to the historical borough of Raritan. Japanese cherry blossoms were planted by Raritan’s main town building for all of the community to share and appreciate. The matured tree seedlings were planted by grade school children who were extremely excited to plant the first of many trees in their lifetime. The children and families were eager to be a part of simple and sustainable projects. OISCA USA inspires the community to practice natural beauty, organic maintenance, and deep appreciation for the future of the young generations and the planet earth.

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Mon

16

Feb

2015

2014 India report! 【South India】

In South India, 75,000 students in 1,725 schools have joined the CFP activity and the total number of saplings planted comes around 100,000 every year. Love Green Clubs, the basic unit of CFP, were established in schools.

Various types of education programs and competitions are conducted and study materials were distributed to the children to encourage them learn more about environment. It is estimated that more than 2,900,000 saplings were planted throughout South India during the last 28 years.

Also, the reunion meeting of International Educational Exchange Program (IEEP), which started in South India in 2001, was held at OISCA Youth Centre on 7 December. 12 students, 4 ex trainees and some parents of old boys participated in this event. Students explained about their activities and shared their desire to associate with OISCA activities. They have decided to conduct this event every year and the first batch students will coordinate this OISCA Alumni Association of South India.

 

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Mon

16

Feb

2015

2014 India report! 【North India】

OISCA North India has implemented CFP in 1000 schools in 5 states of North India covering rural and urban schools and Government and Non Government schools. For the plantation drives, saplings were distributed to students to encourage them to plant in their homes and communities and about 50,000 saplings have been planted.


 

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Mon

16

Feb

2015

2014 Honduras report!

Children are learning about what is "Okura" vegetable.
Children are learning about what is "Okura" vegetable.

The trees planted at the Ramon Rosa Primary School as CFP have grown over twice as high as children’s height of grade 4 after two years, and children all look very happy to see the growth of the trees. In addition, Mr. Fernando Mancia, OISCA Chubu Training Center's former trainee, also started to teach children about vegetable cultivation at the backyard of the school.

Through this activity, they can learn not only how to grow their food but also how to enjoy with the natural blessings. Though taking care of trees and vegetables, children are leaning about nature and environment.

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Mon

09

Feb

2015

Green wave 2014

Green wave 2014 in Indonesia
Green wave 2014 in Indonesia

OISCA Green Wave 2014 report

 

The Green Wave is a global campaign the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) has been calling for to educate children and youth about biodiversity.  On the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22), children and youth plant trees at 10:00 local time in their respective schools and communities, thereby spreading green waves worldwide.

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Mon

09

Feb

2015

Greetings cards from CFP children 2015

Greeting card from Thailand
Greeting card from Thailand

Lovely greeting cards from CFP children arrived this year again! We can see wonderful drawing and messages.

Here are some of the cards that OISCA HQ received from CFP participating countries.

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Thu

05

Feb

2015

2015.2 Philippines CFP National Workshop

Learning name and features of local plants in nature observation
Learning name and features of local plants in nature observation

Children from all over the Philippines participated in the National Workshop 2015



The National Workshop 2015 of the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) was held in Nueva Vizcaya Province on February 15-17, 2015. A total of 105 people including children participating in the CFP, school teachers and coordinators from all over the country, came over to take part in the workshop. Under the main theme: “Being a Catalyst of Change in the Community: 21st Century Skills and Youth”, lectures by coordinators and specialists and also other programs such as nature observation, environment poster-making, nature games were conducted.

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Thu

27

Nov

2014

2014.10 CFP Goodwill Ambassadors Program

VISIT TO JAPAN BY CHILDREN’S FOREST PROGRAM (CFP)        GOODWILL AMBASSADORS FROM 4 COUNTRIES

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Thu

27

Nov

2014

2014.9 Myanmar

* Kan Thit Elementary School *

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Thu

27

Nov

2014

2014.5 CFP Ambassadors in Fukuoka

Mutual learning of the natural wisdom transcending countries

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Thu

21

Aug

2014

2014.9 CFP Ambassadors

Visit to Japan by Children’s Goodwill Ambassadors from Sri Lanka and Thailand Under the Children’s Forest Program (CFP)

 

 

Many people around the world are faced with natural disasters such as floods, droughts and yellow sand. Against this background, OISCA, a Japanese NGO for international cooperation with its headquarters in Suginamik-ku, Tokyo, has been carrying out the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) comprising tree planting and environmental education activities for children worldwide. From September 4 to 14, OISCA is inviting to Japan a group of children from Sri Lanka and Thailand who are actually planting trees and learning environmental issues in their own countries.

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Tue

12

Aug

2014

2014.5 GEOC report

Indian and Philippine Children visited Japan for Presentation on Children’s Forest Program Activities

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Thu

07

Aug

2014

PRESS RELEASE "Story of World Forests"

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

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Wed

16

Jul

2014

2014 Myammar

1. Observation by taking notes
1. Observation by taking notes

Rediscovery of the Rich Nature of FURUSATO in Workshop

   The first workshop was conducted in Myanmar in 2012, and in response to its popularity, the second one was carried out in December 2013. The 5-days and 4-nights workshop was held at Myanmar Agriculture Service(MAS) OISCA Agro-Forestry Training Center. A total of 42 school children from 17 schools in Pakkoku District taking part in the Children’s Forest Program (CFP), gathered and learnt the nature of the community through agricultural experience and playing games in the forest located in the premises of the Center.

 

Also, all the participants climbed Mt.Sinma which is situated near the Training Center and conserves the rich nature. The staff divided the children into 6 different groups, thoroughly observed the species of trees and plants in the forest. Through the activity in which the participants looked for the same kind of leaves as the ones handed over by the staff, the children fully utilized their body and feelings and felt closer to the Nature than usual. More than anything, they were very stimulated in spending time together with children from other schools with whom they usually don’t have an opportunity to meet and talk each other on their respective activities and daily lives. We intend to continue to organize this sort of eco camps as an initiative to generate a new willingness for inter-school communications and CFP activities in the future.

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Wed

16

Jul

2014

2014.7 Indonesia

Many students actively participating in tree planting at Jepara Junior High School even on holiday
Many students actively participating in tree planting at Jepara Junior High School even on holiday

60 Schools and Organizations in Indonesia participated in the Green Wave


   The Green Wave is a global campaign the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) has been calling for to educate children and youth about biodiversity.  On the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22), children and youth plant trees at 10:00 local time in their respective schools and communities, thereby spreading green waves worldwide.


   OISCA’s Children’s Forest Program (CFP) has been also taking part in the campaign since 2009, and the number of participating schools and countries is steadily increasing. Indonesia, which has participated for the fourth time, is particularly active, and about 2,000 school children and young people from 60 CFP schools and organizations such as youth groups and orphanages took part. In the activities, former OISCA trainees in cooperation with CFP coordinators, worked hard for spreading information by utilizing social networking service such as Facebook.


   In the tree planting conducted in Indonesia, seedlings of local species and rare species were planted to protect biological diversity and to prevent the extinction of species. At the No. 1 Parungkuda Hich School, which has been promoting CFP activities through an eco club on a regular basis and has a keen interest in global warming and environmental issues, the Green Wave has become an annual event. After a simple ceremony, the students and teachers planted seedlings of fruit trees called Tangkalak, rare species of the Sukabumi area. Planting the local species is a good opportunity for the children to get familiar with the natural environment of their community and taking care of the planted seedlings is leading to foster awareness for protecting Nature. Besides, there are an increasing number of schools and organizations which are carrying out, not only tree planting but also a variety of programs such as nature games, echo seminars and trash collection, and there are growing expectations of the future development.


   The details of the OISCA Green Waves conducted in the various countries are published on the CFP Facebook. Please do have a look at the site.

 

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Wed

25

Jun

2014

【Tonga】“It also started in Tonga, the country in South Pacific Ocean. OISCA senior trainees play an important role in various regions.”

Longolongo national elementary school in Tongatapu Island
Longolongo national elementary school in Tongatapu Island

The CFP activity implemented at two schools in Tonga, the islands in South Pacific Ocean, in September, 2013.Finau, ex-trainee in OISCA Shikoku  training center and Toni, ex- trainee in OISCA Chubu training center started the activities in this country. Although they’re living in different regions, they started to teach children the importance of benefits of the forests and the meaning of growing plants in their “Furusato,” utilizing what they learned in Japan.

 On the other hand, OISCA senior trainees also make efforts in Mongol which is located in the north of East Asia. The planting activity was implemented for the second time  at the elementary school in Bogotá district and kindergarten in  Erdenetcity in May 12, 2013 observing the country’s “National planting day”. This time, original educational materials for teaching the natural environment and connection of living creatures in Mongol were newly created. These materials were distributed to the school children. Even though the activities in these countries are experimental and small-scale, the youth OISCA have educated are playing role in the activities for the next generation in each of their “Furusato”.

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Wed

25

Jun

2014

【Philippines】“Continuous forest conservation activity leads to development of disaster-resistant villages”

the school which were fully damaged by the typhoon (the Philippines / Leyte Island)
the school which were fully damaged by the typhoon (the Philippines / Leyte Island)

November 2013, super typhoon Haiyan hit Bisaya area, Philippines and claimed so many lives and caused great damage to farm land, forest and fishing grounds. Schools which used to join CFP in Leyte Island, Negros Island and Panay Island and the forest that children have been taking care of were also damaged. On the other hand, we could hear that local people telling “Damages to the villages by the rain storm and tidal waves were mitigated because of the forest”, “The fully grown trees helped us to build  temporary school buildings which replaced the  completely destroyed ones”.

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Wed

25

Jun

2014

【Bangladesh】Assalaamu alaykum (Hello) !

My name is Hafizah. I have benn participating in CFP activities at Chakoria Nurul Amin Public School. My favorite subject is Mathematics. During recess time, I play with my friends in doing dice game and rope jumping. In my village, there are many people who cannot afford to go to hospital for treatment. So, I am going to study hard and would like to be a medical doctor for helping the village people in future.

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Wed

25

Jun

2014

【Bangladesh】Chakoria Nurul Amin Public School

School building is seen behind. Tree-planting is necessary for protecting children’s Study environment.
School building is seen behind. Tree-planting is necessary for protecting children’s Study environment.

    This school started CFP activities in 2013 when the CFP coordinator called on. Previously, the school grounds were dreary vacant lots. So, the first thing the coordinator did was to distribute seedlings for tree planting. The children were very excited about the first tree-planting. As with the case of many other schools in Bangladesh, their tin-roofed school buildings get very hot when exposed to the sunlight, and turn into tough environment for the children. They plant seedlings and take care of them, and are anxiously waiting for grown trees to provide shade blocking the sunlight.

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Wed

25

Jun

2014

【Bangladesh】JB High School

The river seen behind, often floods. They plant seedlings in praying for protecting their livelihood.
The river seen behind, often floods. They plant seedlings in praying for protecting their livelihood.

 This school has been paticipating CFP activities since 2004. The Principal, who is an advisor of mangrove planting, is very active in carrying out the activities. The main species that the children are planting are mahogany or acacia which can be utilized as lumber. The trees planted around the school buildings and the dormitory are growing big, provide good environment in the form of shade and fresh air, and also are useful for improving school equipment such as tables and chairs for the children.

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Wed

25

Jun

2014

【Thailand】“Children's school life in Thailand”

Hello! I will introduce how I spend my days.
I am Sudarat Urai, a fifth grade at Banchoktai School and I have been participating in CFP. My friends call me Paeng. It takes 20 minutes for me to come to school by bicycle. Class starts at 9am and ends at 4pm and lunch break is between 12pm and 1pm. School lunch is served at school so we only bring rice from home. Our class teacher loves to teach and always make classes enjoyable. In the future I want to be like my teacher who enjoys teaching many children.

Wed

25

Jun

2014

【Fiji】“Welcome to CFP!” 2013

Children looking at worksheet and learnning how to plan trees.
Children looking at worksheet and learnning how to plan trees.

Banchoktai School is located in the center of the village and there are forests and rice fields in the back.


They have been interested in environmental preservation activities and joined the CFP.
Unfortunately, there are no wide places for planting in the school site so the first thing to do was to implement a workshop of environmental education aiming to make the children understand the meaning of planting trees. And then, children started planting at their homes or the roads along the rice fields. Since most of the village people make a living by agriculture, they started organic farming. We are planning to develop various activities such as cattle rearing and rice cultivation while continuing planting activity at the village forest and the temple. We hope that children will experience how humans live with nature and understand the importance of preserving it by learning organic agriculture.

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Wed

25

Jun

2014

【Thailand】“Persistence will pay off!”

A lot of trees planted by the children around the school farm.
A lot of trees planted by the children around the school farm.

Banpabongtaogaenchan School is located in the flat land in the mountainous area. Most of the students are the hill tribe and they live in the dorm. The students have actively worked on the activities after school and the school received a lot of awards. This school began to participate in CFP activity since there were no trees at the school land and no places for students to play or rest in. After the activity started, children have played an active role in planting and taking care of the planted trees. Now, the trees are grown tall and have been a small forest that makes shades for the children. Children are proud of their big grown trees. Moreover, they also have dealt with organic agriculture. They could experience harvesting vegetables, eating safety foods at their school. In the future, the school hopes to participate in eco camps and re-cycling activities while working on the organic farming.

 

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Wed

25

Jun

2014

【Myanmar】Rediscovery the nature of "Furusato" through the Eco camp!

They watched and felt forest with taking a note!
They watched and felt forest with taking a note!

We held the second work camp in Pakokku, Myanmar in December 2013.

We invited 17schools which have joined in CFP and on behalf of the each school 2~3 children participated in the work camp.

At Oisca agriculture training center, 42children had enjoyed the camp for 5days.

They had an agricultural experience and nature games in the forest.


 

 

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Tue

04

Feb

2014

Greetings from CFP Children 2013

Greeting card from India
Greeting card from India

Lovely greeting cards with thank-you messages or wonderful drawings arrived from CFP participating children around the world this year again!

On this page, we show some of the cards that sent to OISCA HQ, Japan.

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Wed

18

Sep

2013

【Indonesia】"Think, Eat, Save (reduce) your footprint"

In June, 427 children from 29 school over Sukabumi Regency gathered for the eco camp held under the theme of "Think, Eat, Save (reduce) your footprint". During the 2-day camp, they participated in several activities reated to the theme and learnt many things about healthy diet.

 

The main activities of the camp were environmental drama and field bingo.

Environmental drama titled "Eating Patterns" was held in the evening as an opening performance prior to lighting of the bonfire by the camping committee. Children could learn many things about environmental education and could also imagine the impact of consuming unhealthy foods through the drama as well as preventive measures.

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Wed

18

Sep

2013

【Indonesia】Learning about inorganic wastes with fun!

Children looking for "fruits"
Children looking for "fruits"

Children in Sukabumi Regency Model Elementary School learnt treatment on inorganic wastes through the nature game with fun.

After given ice-breaking activity to cheer the children up, they were told to choose their favorite animals and each one must be different from the other. Then they were told there were no food and must gather three "fruits" in different colors to ease hunger. In this nature game, "fruit" means inorganic gabage. So children gathered all garbages around the school and the result was an incredible collection of inorganic garbage.

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Wed

18

Sep

2013

【Indonesia】Let's make liquid fertilizer from Banana!

Children making liquid fertilizer
Children making liquid fertilizer

Liquid fertilizer making workshop was carried out by a CFP coordinator at Sukabumi Regency Model Elementary School as a practical test on environmental education.

The main ingredient of the fertilizer was banana grown in the school compound. Children from the 5th grade and the 4th grade gathered banana trunks or young banana leaves. After they gathered enough ingredients, children cut the trunks or leaves into small pieces and put them into the plastic bottles with EMB solution.

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Mon

05

Aug

2013

CFP in Miraikan!

a shot in front of Miraikan

CFP students from Thailand visited Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan.

 

They had a student exchange program with Japanese elementary school students. Because it was the second day the Thai students had been in Japan, they were still very shy to have conversations, especially because of the language barrier. However, the Japanese students were also shy to meet new friends but the Miraikan leader paired off the students so that they could be more comfortable interacting in pairs instead of two separate groups. This worked out very well, and all the students slowly opened up.

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Thu

01

Aug

2013

GEOC Exhibition

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Tue

23

Jul

2013

Goodwill Ambassadors Program: Thailand

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Thu

18

Jul

2013

What Animal Best Represents Your Country?

The Thai students were given a lecture on how to create characters from the promoting team of "The Animal Conference on the Environment". Since then, they had been playing with their imagination.

 

On July 18th, finally they got started to make out their own characters on drawing paper.

 

They focused on drawing to convert their imagination into tangible characters on the paper.

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Fri

14

Jun

2013

【Canada】Canadian Maples and Hickory, Eh?

Planting Hickory in Mount Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Planting Hickory in Mount Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Wed

22

May

2013

【Philippines】Sow Your Own Seeds!

Even though school is out, children are still eager to learn about the environment. In Abra, Luzon, Philippines, more than 20 children run to the Abra Training Center to learn how to fill pots, sow seeds and plant tree saplings!

 

900 Pots are filled with organic compost made of goat dung, rice charcoal and top soil. Seeds of Mahogany, Moringa and Gemilina were collected by each child in their own backyard.

 

10 mango trees were planted!

 

Children also played games like "Pass the ENGLISH word" and Tsumiki building contest!

 

Our own Angela, from OISCA USA, joined in on the Summer Camp activities. Within the two days, the children and Angela created a great friendship. 

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Tue

26

Mar

2013

【Thailand】 Amazing Soil Art

"Big Love"
"Big Love"
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Tue

26

Mar

2013

【Thailand】 Deepening Family Ties Through Agriculture

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Tue

26

Mar

2013

【Thailand】 Our Activities Spread to Villages too!

In the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) of Rattaprashasamakkee School, tree planting and management work, organic agriculture, pig farming, compost making and organic rice cultivation activities are carried out. Before starting the activities, we discussed with the villagers and school on a suitable site and the details of the projects, and made plans together.

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Tue

26

Mar

2013

【Thailand】 Preventing Forest Fires

OISCA Lamphun Center - A lecture from a Mae Ao Wildfire Prevention instructor
OISCA Lamphun Center - A lecture from a Mae Ao Wildfire Prevention instructor

OISCA Lamphun Center is located near Doi Krua Mountain. The children who live around the mountain have good knowledge about their environment and nature. They are able to cook the ingredient harvested from the mountain, such as mushrooms, bamboo shoots, edible fruits and leaves, and animal meat. The children are not only trained on recognizing and protecting the benefits of the forest but they also are trained on wildfire prevention every year.

 

 

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Tue

26

Mar

2013

【Thailand】 Japanese and Thai Children Plant Together

CFP Thailand - Banmaemi School
CFP Thailand - Banmaemi School
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Tue

26

Mar

2013

【Thailand】 Making Memories in their Forest

CFP Thailand - Banpogroo School
CFP Thailand - Banpogroo School

Banpogroo School’s 4.14 hectares of land area includes school buildings, a football field, a pond, and a farm. Now there is a forest within the area because OISCA CFP and Banpogroo teachers and students planting activity many years ago. The children’s nurturing and loving attention caused the planted saplings grew big and strong and developed into a beautiful forest. Because of activities such as these, students and teachers have become more interested in their surrounding environments.

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Fri

15

Mar

2013

【Thailand】 The Magical Herb

Gentawan Herb (ゲンタワン)
Gentawan Herb (ゲンタワン)
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Fri

15

Mar

2013

【Thailand】 Voted No. 1 "Future School"

Chumchonbanhoiko Mittrapap 206 School is offering school children an opportunity to experience the Thai traditional method of rice cultivation, thus practicing rice cultivation without using agricultural chemicals. The students who participated from the first year could master the basic techniques of rice cultivation and explain it to the first timers. This sort of vertical relations among the students have led to the development of cooperation and sense of responsibility. The harvested rice was used for school lunch and making dessert. Also, the surplus rice was sold and the income was earmarked for the next year’s activity expenses. Thus the project has been going on in a sustainable way. The school was commended as an outstanding school in agricultural activities in the third district of Khonkaen Province. The school was highly appreciated for, not only excelling in the activities, but also developing good relations with the local community. For that reason, it won the first place in the provincial contest of “future school.” This achievement gives thanks to the generous help of the Japanese supporters.

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Fri

15

Mar

2013

【Thailand】 Planting Our Happiness!

Growing strong and tall!
Growing strong and tall!

Bannonglub School has a land area of 4.8 hectares and 0.8 hectares of this area is used for the Children’s Forest Program. The trees planted since the start of the CFP activities have matured. Te forest planted 7 years ago has grown so tall that villagers are able to get eggs of red ants. Red ants make nest on the trees. The ant eggs are rich in protein and become expensive ingredients in Thailand. And in the rainy season, the villagers can collect mushrooms.

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Thu

14

Mar

2013

【Thailand】 Interesting Activities for Students in Dorms

Planting trees with volunteers from Japan
Planting trees with volunteers from Japan
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Thu

14

Mar

2013

【Thailand】Fresh Forest & Herb Garden

Children planting tree. They planted a total of 200 trees!
Children planting tree. They planted a total of 200 trees!

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.

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Thu

14

Mar

2013

【Myanmar】You May Cut Down Our Trees But We Will Never Stop Planting!

Matured trees
Matured trees

Myae Phyu Primary School joined CFP in 2009 and planted a total of 320 trees on the school grounds and the entrance of the village. Most of the trees planted in the first year at the school grounds survived and matured because of the children’s good nurturing.

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Thu

14

Mar

2013

【Myanmar】 Green, Clean and Harvest

The Htan Pin Chaung Post Primary School became a new participant of CFP in 2012 because simply one of the teachers was interested in CFP. At first there were only a dozen of trees on the school grounds covering about 2 hectares. So the students and teachers were able to plant 205 trees, including Azadirachta Indica and Albizia Julibrissin! Also, they picked up plastic garbage, which was casually thrown away at the back of the school, and then created a garbage dumpsite. From them on, everyone regularly used the designated garbage site and, for the first time, the school grounds continued to keep its cleanliness.

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Wed

19

Dec

2012

【Japan】Christmas presents from a kindergarten

We received wonderful christmas presents from Kohitsuji Kindergarten in Wako-city, Saitama Prefecture, along with plenty of bellmarks. The presents were heart-warming messages and drawings that were appreciating the Children's Forest Program.

 

Thank you, Koshitsuji Kindergarten!

 

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Wed

21

Nov

2012

【Papua New Guinea】 Global Warming Awareness

Birar Primary School is located in the Kokopo District, Papua New Guinea. The local media often discussed about global warming and environmental disasters around the world. Kokopo experienced soil erosion and flooding first-hand thus frightening the local people. They concluded that in order to avoid future disasters, they must understand how to protect the environment. In 2011, Birar Primary School chose the Children’s Forest Program activities to promote awareness for children and adult. The community deeply appreciates Children’s Forest Program for supporting their environmental concerns.

 

Birar Primary School

CFP school since 2011

200 students

Kokopo District, East New Britain Province

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Wed

21

Nov

2012

【Papua New Guinea】 Dramatizing Destruction

St. Leos Yawakaka Primary School is located in the town of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea which is nearly 6 kilometers from a volcano area. In 1994, the volcano erupted and cracked the top of the mountain hill which caused water to flow out and flood a nearby boy’s high school. The damage resulted in a desert-like environment, destroying classrooms and other buildings. In 2007, OISCA’s Children’s Forest Program got involved to green the area by planting trees thus creating shade for the students to relax in. 155 students and 40 adults, including OISCA trainees, adapted a new mindset for the children in which they understood resilience by re-greening an devastated area through planting saplings.

 

St. Leos Yawakaka Primary School

CFP school since 2007

155 students

Rabaul Town, East New Britain Province

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Wed

21

Nov

2012

【Papua New Guinea】 Mope Primary School Launches its First CFP Project

Mope Primary School is located in Kokopo District, Papua New Guinea. The local people were fascinated by the Children’s Forest Programs activities in other school areas and negotiated to have their own activities to promote environmental and conservation awareness. In 2011, 150 students and 70 adults, including OISCA staff and trainees, engaged in tree planting activities to emphasize the importance of trees.

 

Mope Elementary School

CFP school since 2011

150 students

Rabaul Town, East New Britain Province

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