The school is a 20-minute drive from OISCA Rabaul Eco Tech Training Center. The school is relatively new, founded in 2013, and is run by the church. The school is attended by children who have not yet entered elementary school, but due to family and other circumstances, children of various ages are enrolled at the school. In 2021, activities for the Children’s Forest Program (CFP) were initiated in accordance with the elementary school’s desire to provide children with opportunities to think about the environment from an early age. The first activity, OISCA staff provided an easy-to-understand explanation on the significance of environmental conservation, and the children listened intently.
In the subsequent tree planting activities, in consultation with the school, they planted 88 seedlings including 8 species of trees such as eucalyptus and mahogany, fruit trees such as orange and soursop. After the planting, OISCA staff have continued to visit the area regularly to provide guidance, and the seedlings are growing well.
Starting year of Activities: 2011 Number of Students: 60
Location: Malakuna, East New Britain