To save cost, energy and improve environment schools need woodlots. School Tree nurseries will also provide seedlings for community. The one year project will cost $ 4332 benefit 6 schools.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
While most Kenyan schools especially in arid areas have lunch feeding programs and depend on wood for fuel , the cost of wood is high and traders who sell to schools cause serious environmental degradation in harvesting wood. The project will enable 6 schools with 7,500 students to produce their own wood fuel sustainably, at low cost and without harming the environment. Students will gain hands-on experience in environmental conservation making them future defenders of environment
How will this project solve this problem?
Source seeds and working tools; establish tree nurseries and arboreta in 6 schools; planting 12,000 seedlings in schools by students, teachers and parents; plant 7,500 seedlings in homesteads, public places and riverbanks by schools and community.
Potential Long Term Impact
Better school and community environment; youth become defenders of environment; initiative will be replaced in other schools and communities; Income generation from surplus seedlings for schools
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,204
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,204 . The original project funding goal was $4,332.