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.
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.
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.
OISCA LANKA held the 50th Anniversary Celebration of OISCA and the 20th Anniversary of CFP (Children's Forest Program) in Kandy City on 24th September, 2011. The Ceremony begun with the Environment Educational Parade, and 700 participants, including 460 school children, marched from the Central Market Kandy to the Hindu Cultural Center where the 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held. During the parade, participants held up colorful banners and placards calling for environmental protections and some marching bands were also featured.
“We need to build a net house for making a nursery!”
The students at Gonadika Elementary and Junior High School thought of the idea.
However, no budget is found. Then the children suggested picking and selling bananas which they planted two years ago to raise the needed budget. They sold bananas for 8 months at the plaza near the school and they afford to buy nets. For making net house they needed steel pipes, but supplemented with plastic pipes and finally managed to complete a small net house. Now, seedlings named Ericanut grow in the net house.
In this school, children from the two opposing races,Tamils and Sinhalese, are learning. It is said that there is less discrimination than before. The school principal said that by working for a greater common goal through the Children’s Forest Program, the children might have changed. On the wall of the school, a picture with the theme of “All brothers” is painted, and is watching the children.
(Gonadika Sinhala & Tamil School)
Program starting year: 2008 Number of student: 295