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.
We have received some photos from the first CFP school in Honduras which started the project in November, 2011.
The children mesured themselves with the trees they planted when they started the project. They all look very happy to see the growth of the trees. Some of the trees have already grown much taller than the children. In addition to the tree mesuring activity, the children picked up litter around their school.
While the trees become a forest which provides the shades, although it will take some more time, the children will take good care of the trees.
To see the trees they planted on the very first day, please click here (jump to CFP Japanese website).
Ramon Rosa Primary School in Atlantida, Honduras has launched Children's Forest Program (CFP), which becomes the first CFP in Honduras.
Fernando Mancia, OISCA Chubu Training Center's former trainee who wished to apply what he learnt in OISCA, explained the importance of CFP passionately to his hometown school teachers. Consequenｔｌｙ he achieved this first launch of CFP in Honduras.
On 1 November, the first CFP activity was carried at the Ramon Rosa Primary School. They had a class added in games which made children understood and became close to nature, cleaning activity, tree planting activity in the school playground by 52 first year students.
"We would like to grow the forest where everybody can enjoy", this is their mind to their CFP. The future successful development of CFP in Honduras is anticipated.