They learned the importance of life
Bure I Vanua District School is located in RA a province on the main island in Fiji. The school new teacher who had planted trees in another school, wanted to start planting trees with students in this school. Therefore the school has started CFP.
The school is located in the rural area, so the students’ parents have a small income, and the nutritional condition of the students is not good. According by, in the first, they made chicken coop and started poultry raising program. By not only eating good meal but also raising chicken, they have learned the importance of life and feelings to appreciate food.
The Nadroumai Primary School, to be a model school of CFP
Nadroumai Primary School is located in Viti Levu Island and most of the students come from 5 surrounding villages. (Viti Levu Island is the main island in Fiji.) and they live in a dormitory. The school principal wanted to plant trees with students, so they joined the CFP in 1993.The school has carried out various activities for over 20 years and they have been doing new challenge with advices from the former students. It is a pioneer in CFP in this region.
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.
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.
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).