Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees

by The Rahul Kotak Foundation
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees

Summary

The recent environmental crises around the world have stopped us all in our tracks; while there is a lot being done to provide immediate relief, we are asking ourselves what can we do at an individual, organizational and community level to make a difference. What action can we take to ensure such catastrophes do not repeat themselves? Inspired by young Climate Champions around the globe, we asked ourselves: how can we equip the future generation of students in Kisumu to join the movement.

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Challenge

Kisumu County has a forest cover of 0.44%; this is one of the lowest in Kenya. Poor forest cover inevitably strains the local ecosystem, leads to poor rainfall and has cascading effects on daily life. It adversely affects harvest, food supply chains, subsequently making basic food expensive. We often see the impact of this in schools where students go hungry which consequently leads to poor attendance. We continue to be in this cycle when we don't know how to look after our environment.

Solution

This project will plant trees to combat environmental degradation and build kitchen and community gardens in schools to cultivate a culture of environmental stewardship among students and local communities so we can value trees and gardens as community assets. . RKF will conduct Climate Action workshops to educate students on tree planting and climate justice and equip with them with the skills to become local climate champions.

Long-Term Impact

Learning about and looking after the environment will become a normal part of student education. This will continue to have an impact as children complete school and start working in various professions; they will continue to care for the environment in whichever walk of life they choose. By the completion of this project we will have planted at least 100,000 trees and plants across Kisumu County and we will have conducted at least 500 Climate Action workshops with at least 10,000 students.

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Organization Information

The Rahul Kotak Foundation

Location: Kisumu, Kisumu County - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Mansi Kotak
Kisumu, Kisumu County Kenya
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