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.

Altogether tackling tree planting activity
Altogether tackling tree planting activity

   Mr. Clement Kulavi, the school principal, commented on the outcome of the activities: “we are really happy to note that through the practical environmental education which is not available at school, the children can learn about and care for the environment. The local community people are also pointing out that the awareness and behavior of the children changed as they are working hard to take care of trees.”

  In the future, they would like to put effort on fostering awareness and environmental conservation so as to bring up children who would be able to act for the protection of their own FURUSATO. 

Warangoi Primary School

  • Starting Year of CFP:    1996      
  • Number of Students:    840
  • Location:                       P.O. Box 922, Kokopo, East New Britain Province, PNG

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. 

Enthusiastic children with seedlings before planting
Enthusiastic children with seedlings before planting

OISCA staff and trainees are, aside from tree planting, devising ways to inform the children on the importance of environmental conservation by presenting dramas on the environment. The school teachers are also appreciative of the CFP program through which they can learn the significance and method of environmental conservation. Moreover, the local community people have a good understanding of the program and are very cooperative. In the future, the school plans to teach skills and knowledge in environment-friendly organic agriculture so as to be able to produce healthy vegetables.

 

Ramalmal Primary School

  • Starting Year of CFP:    2016      
  • Number of Students:    420
  • Location:                       P.O. Box 922, Kopoto, East New Britain, PNG

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

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

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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