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.

During a briefing and allocation of responsibilities.
During a briefing and allocation of responsibilities.

The second one was carried out at Ladong Sapong School on the morning of May 1 with the participation of teachers, parents, OISCA trainees and invited guests. They first cleared the school ground and then planted fruit trees and flowers.

Both CFP activities were carried out for the purpose of further greening of school grounds and also strengthening the relationship among parents, teachers and students in the local community.

Furthermore, OISCA Sabah organized on May 22 another tree planting event to celebrate the Green Wave, a global biodiversity campaign created in 2011 in accordance with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) of the United Nations. The event took place at Pulong Tenom School with the participation of 145 children, teachers, CFP staff and OISCA trainees. Prior to the tree planting activity on site, the CFP coordinator briefed the participants on the meaning of the Green Wave and the importance of preserving the environment and also explained a bit about how to make compost. Then, they planted soursop and ornamental plants.

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.

Tree grown beyond the back of students
Tree grown beyond the back of students

 Mr. Haji Moin Ahmad, School Principal, said: “The seedlings we planted with Japanese volunteers in 2005 have grown into big trees and resulted into the establishment of a mini-forest. In the forest, the school is organizing camping activities three times a year. The students are very fond of this program in which they can learn about the forests.” Eleanor Jor, 16-years old student, said: “Threes are now protecting us from the direct sunlight. I feel grateful for the Japanese people who helped in planting trees. I have learnt that without forests, there might be big disasters such as floods and landslides. I realized the importance of protecting forests and keeping our mountains full of trees to defend our FURUSATO from natural disasters.

SMK Lohan

  • Starting Year of CFP:     2005     
  • Number of Students:     1400
  • Location:                        Ranau, Sabah 

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.

All excited over the first planting activity
All excited over the first planting activity

 She planted one seedling with her best friend. The school principal said: “The people here don’t have a habit of planting trees and tend to think tree planting as an event. We would like to develop it as a program in which the school children are continually involved including the maintenance of seedlings. Also, we want the children to realize the importance of proper waste management. The community is facing a problem of garbage left along the riverbanks, playground of the children.”

SK Rompon

  • Starting Year of CFP:     2017      
  • Number of Students:     139
  • Location:                        Tambunan, Sabah

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.

 The second one was carried out at Ladong Sapong School on the morning of May 1 with the participation of teachers, parents, OISCA trainees and invited guests. They first cleared the school ground and then planted fruit trees and flowers.

 Both CFP activities were carried out for the purpose of further greening of school grounds and also strengthening the relationship among parents, teachers and students in the local community.

 Furthermore, OISCA Sabah organaized on May 22 another tree planting event to celebrate the Green Wave, a global biodiversity campaign created in 2011 in accordance with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) of the United Nations. The event took place at Pulong Tenom School with the participation of 145 children, teachers, CFP staff and OISCA trainees. Prior to the tree planting activity on site, the CFP coordinator briefed the participants on the meaning of the Green Wave and the importance of preserving the environment and also explained a bit about how to make compost. Then, they planted soursop and ornamental plants

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.

Within the compound of SMK Elopura 2, covering 1 acre land, the students planted a total of 300 seedlings which was donated by OISCA and the Sabah`s Forestry Department. Prior to the actual tree planting activities, Ms. Azlinah made a presentation about the concept of CFP as well as the activities of KPD/OISCA Training Center. Along with the volunteers and other staff of KPD/OISCA, Ms. Azlinah also introduced the tsumiki or the wooden blocks to further encourage environmental awareness among the participants as well as to develop the creativity of the students. During lunch time, staff of the training center introduced among the students the Japanese cuisine like sushi and korokke or potato croquette.

Since 1992, a total of 159 schools have been involved in the CFP activities in Sabah. This year, KPD/OISCA is targeting to introduce the concept of CFP in 5 new schools.

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